Smaller doesn't necessarily imply inferior in any way other than size, which is why Audi creates the SQ2 crossover, a car that is a whole size smaller than the Q3 that is sold all over the world.

The Audi SQ2, which is now four years old, originates from an early period in Audi design, a period characterized by chiseled lines and sharp creases.

There is a revised grille to bring the SQ2's appearance up to date and in line with the other Q models.

Other than that, nothing else was altered. However, the SQ2 looks fine for a compact crossover, which all too frequently end up with potato-shaped dimensions.

Customers have the option of having the thick C-pillars painted a contrasting colour or embellished with stickers to add some own flair.

The C-pillars of the automobile we were driving had a carbon-fiber pattern, which from a distance gave the impression that they were an extension of the side windows.

The arrangement replicates the angular design of modern Audis inside, although compared to other cars in the series, the steering wheel and the circular air vents look a little shabby.

The instrument panel's matte appearance is adequate, but the door panels are made of hard plastic.

And although the SQ2's assembly quality is excellent, we wish Audi would provide more premium materials there.

especially considering that this car competes with a number of siblings from different VW brands. Audi needs to set itself apart from its siblings in terms of interior quality.

The Audi SQ2's raised seating position and ample space for the driver and front-seat passenger are typical for the segment.

Family-friendly, the back seat is excellent for children and practical for adults on short trips. Given the size of the automobile, the cargo compartment is accessible and surprisingly large.

Diesel and gasoline engines with outputs ranging from 114 horsepower up to the 296 horsepower of the Audi SQ2 are available to European consumers.