THE SUV REVO­LU­TION HAS REACHED ITS IN­EVITABLE CON­CLU­SION. FROM COUPE VARI­ANTS TO CON­VERT­IBLE, HIGH-PER­FOR­MANCE RAC­ERS AND NOW A RANGE OF SUPERMINI-SIZED CROSSOVERS. THE LAT­EST AUDI Q2 MAKES A BIG STATE­MENT FOR A SMALL CAR. T

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he lat­est Audi Q2 is 200mm shorter than a Q3 and 130mm shorter than an A3 Sport­back, but slightly taller and wider than the five­door A3. At the front, a strong im­age is cre­ated by the Sin­gle­frame grill in oc­tag­o­nal de­sign that is po­si­tioned up high as well as by the large air in­lets. Es­pe­cially eye-catch­ing is the low roof that de­scends and merges into the C-pil­lars with color off­set blades. The rear body ter­mi­nates in a dy­namic way with a long roof edge spoiler and a dif­fuser that has an un­der­body-pro­tec­tion look. In a side view, the high shoul­der line is es­pe­cially eye-catch­ing as are the con­cave flanks in the door area. The lat­ter em­pha­size the wheel hous­ings and thereby the qu­at­tro char­ac­ter of the com­pact SUV. Audi Q2 Edi­tion #1

There’s noth­ing par­tic­u­larly rugged or sporty about the Q2 - it’s very much of the soft-roader va­ri­ety. As an ur­ban-type ve­hi­cle for ev­ery­day driv­ing and re­cre­ation, adap­tive dampers are op­tional and in their soft­est set­ting of­fer a sup­pler ride than the pas­sive setup. In fact, with­out hav­ing the vis­ual ref­er­ence of the wider and squarer bon­net in front of you, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from an A3. Pro­gres­sive steer­ing, where the ra­tio in­creases the more

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