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So most of the motoring press have been invited to Switzerland to test out various models and trims of the new Q2. I thought it might be a good idea to group them all together in this thread:

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Auto Express:

A new Audi SUV was always destined to be a sales success, but our first European test proves the Q2 is worthy of all the hype. It looks great, drives well and should cost mere pennies to run if you opt for this frugal Q2 diesel model. With more and more people buying their cars on finance or PCP, the higher list prices shouldn't prove too daunting either. The ride is on the firm side, and practicality isn't quite as good as you might hope for an SUV, but that shouldn't detract from an otherwise very compelling and high quality package. You can expect to see a lot of these on UK roads when the Q2 arrives later this year - and deservedly so.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/q2/96153/new-audi-q2-diesel-review

What Car:

The Audi Q2 is a desirable and fine-driving small SUV with a stunning interior.
http://www.whatcar.com/audi/2/hatchback/review/

Auto Car:

We can't believe this car won't be a hit. It's about as good to drive as a small SUV gets but hasn't forgotten its first duty as a practical family hack.

The 1.0 TFSI is remarkably capable, but if possible, we'd stretch to the more powerful 148bhp 1.4 TFSI petrol. It has the extra muscle to exploit the Q2's capable handling but, with cylinder-on-demand tech, should also keep your fuel bills reasonably low. Either way, if two's company and three's a crowd, four could just be Audi's lucky number.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/q2/first-drives/2016-audi-q2-10-tfsi-review

Car Magazine:

The new Audi Q2 is a striking thing and definitely evolves Aud's crossover look. Despite standing on tip-toe for that marginally raised ride height, it somehow looks squat, purposeful. Squared-off polygon shapes abound; we have to admit to doing a déjà-vu double-take when a burnt-orange Subaru XV drove past us.

Those delicately scalloped flanks are a bold move for clean-cut Audi, removing some of the surface bulk of the Q2. It's a good-looking thing and the contrasting colour palettes make it stand out from the crowd.

Jump inside and it's more Audi Business As Usual. That is to say, the cabin is one of the Q2's knock-out successes, delivering a premium feel and first-rate ergonomics. Yes, there's a flash of colour and trim to provide more visual vim than inside the A3 donor car, but it's still sensible, high-quality stuff. Just what you'd expect from an Audi.
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/audi/audi-q2-16-tdi-sport-2016-review/

Sunday Times Driving:

To my eyes, at least, the Q2 is one part Land Rover Evoque, one part Mini Countryman and one part Audi Q7. There are some clever illusions used to make it appear lower than it really is, such as a contrasting colour roof and rear pillars which can be painted in a different shade again to the rest of the body, creating the impression that the roof is perched delicately on top of the windows.

The overall effect is surprisingly likeable. And the countless ways to customise the car show that Audi is ready to court Mini drivers like a serial dater on Tinder.
http://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/first-drive-review-audi-q2

Parkers:

The Q2 makes Audi's premium appeal accessible to a whole new stratum of SUV buyers, and thus almost instantly guarantees success in the current market. It isn't as playful as a Mini, but many will prefer the Q2's maturity; it's still good to drive and certainly better resolved than the Mercedes GLA.

We need to sample some other variants to be sure, but at first encounter the 1.4 TSI Sport's blend of performance, efficiency and value make it strong candidate for top Q2 buy.
http://www.parkers.co.uk/audi/q2/

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Great collection of reviews here Rob, thanks for putting it all together.

I tell you what I'm really excited now, all the reviews are hugely positive which is great news for all of us here still wanting to see a Audi Q2 in the flesh, never mind actually drive one!
 

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Red colour looks good with red interior dash inserts, I have the 1.4tsi engine with cylinder on demand tech and it works really well in the Golf especially with the auto gearbox.
Looks like adaptive damper control will be required over here in Uk either that or a move to the smooth roads in Switzerland.
I tend to be on the conservative side with colours so will probably go for grey and if I can afford it the S-line model with a few extras, keyless, reversing camera.
Will be interested to see if the likes of carwow, drive the deal etc can offer good discounts, we may have to wait a few months after launch as its a new vehicle.
 

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To be honest with you I know Audi seem to be pushing the bright colours but it will be white or grey for my favourites I think. Originally the grey that was on all their marketing material but I've since realised that is a limited edition colour to be found only on Edition #1!
 
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