Nearly new buying guide: Audi Q2

The ultimate choice is the SQ2, which sits 20mm lower to the ground than the standard car. It joined the range in 2018 and offers 295bhp and 295lb ft from a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. It dispatches 0-62mph in just 4.8sec, which pips the Cupra Ateca and BMW X2 M35i (both 4.9sec), and top speed is 155mph. All that power is certainly tempting but don’t expect it to be kind to you at the pumps.

Earlier cars have three trim levels. SE opens the line-up, with 16in wheels, a 7.0in infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated mirrors and variable dampers.

Sport, originally available for £1550 more than SE, adds 17in wheels, five selectable driving modes, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, sports seats and silver C-pillars.

Range-topping S Line cars originally commanded a £2250 premium over Sport and they feature more aggressive exterior styling, 18in wheels, LED lights at the front and rear, dynamic indicators, leather sports seats and ambient lighting.

A 2021 update introduced several sharper styling tweaks and revised trim levels. LED lights, an electric boot, rear parking sensors and cruise control became standard on the new entry-level trim, called Technik.

Sport and S Line gained a digital cockpit and an 8.3in touchscreen, while a new Black Edition added bespoke, black exterior styling.