According to the company, one of the design provisos was that the drive was meant to resemble that of a conventional hatchback and, to that end, I feel they have fittingly achieved this.
All models coming to SA will be front-wheel drive, which makes sense once you glance over the pricing, which starts at R434,500 and rises to R565,000, placing it well into Q3 pricing territory.
Of course, this can be warranted by the fact that the Q2 runs on an all-new platform and features the latest technology, including cylinder deactivation for the 1.4l engine, which stops fuel supply to cylinder two and three under partial engine load or while coasting.
This means that the current Q3 could be considered somewhat of a bargain as we can expect the next generation of the model to be much bigger and considerably pricier than the current model.
Audi claims the Q2 is aimed at a younger, more vibrant buyer than that of the Q3; however, the vehicle can get expensive once you start ticking the options list. The Q2 will be somewhat of a niche product, a boutique crossover for those who hanker after exclusivity and individualism in their vehicle.