New Audi Q2 review – Is Audi’s smallest SUV worthy of the premium badge? - Interior and tech

Audi’s most compact SUV is as impressive as it probably needed to be, but no more

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from £20,800
  • Quality interior, impressive engines
  • Only competent handling and not particularly exciting

Interior and tech 

The Q2 shares much of its interior with the A3, which is a great thing, as the A3 represents the pinnacle of mainstream interior design. To appeal to a younger audience Audi has gone to town with unique features like optional illuminated inlays that glow at night in different colours. Personalisation is also on the agenda, with interior colour themes, stitching and upholstery all able to be changed via the options list.

The foundations are typically Audi solid; build quality is unshakable, and although some of the materials are not as plush as in an A3, the interior is still streets ahead of the competition. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit makes an appearance, although it’s not entirely necessary as the standard retractable screen is sharp and informative enough to render it obsolete.

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When fully kitted though, the Q2 definitely makes an impression, combining clever touches, exceptional quality and first-rate tech to make the interior one of the Q2’s defining features.

Despite the small exterior dimensions, space is about on par with rivals and the A3 Sportback, but bigger competition like the VW Tiguan and SEAT Ateca offer more space in the back seats and boot for the money. Optional 60/40 split rear seats help improve interior versatility, but if you carry big loads often, other SUVs do the job better.

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