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Audi Q2: 2018 WhichCar Style Award Finalist

By WhichCar staff, 23 Jan 2018 Car Style

Here’s the lowdown on the second of our four Style Award finalists, the all-new Audi Q2 small SUV

Audi Q2: 2018 WhichCar Style Award Finalist

We’re now a day away from announcing the winner of this year’s WhichCar Style Award winner and, thanks to your votes, we’ve whittled down the list of hopefuls to four, including the Audi Q2.

The Q2 is the smallest SUV in the German luxury brand’s showroom. Audi’s designers started with a clean sheet resulting in a youthful look and a polygon-based design language that’s evident in the grille, headlights and even a chiselled section along the top of the doors.

Its fresh, but simple design won favour with our judges, including Belle magazine editor Tanya Buchanan, who liked how the Audi Q2 looked sophisticated without trying to be too flashy.

Meanwhile, Elle magazine’s Amy Starr said the angles felt really modern compared with many of its contemporaries’ curved and flowing lines.

And the Q2’s function impressed as much as its form.

“It felt like a really modern SUV that would be very comfortable zipping around the city, but also a great weekend car,” said Real Living editor Emma Vidgen.

“I do really like the whole package and I’d very happily drive that Audi around town,” Buchanan added.

The Audi Q2’s sharp but understated look manages to break away from the small SUV homogeny, but will that be enough to fend off its strong opposition in the 2018 WhichCar Style Award line-up? We’ll find out this week.

Other nominees in the running for this year’s award include the the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Hyundai Kona, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

The 2018 WhichCar Style Award winner will be announced at the Australian Motoring Awards on January 24, along with the 2018 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the Year, 2018 Motor Performance Car of the Year, and the 2018 Wheels Car of the Year.