Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

As you'd expect from an Audi, build quality is top notch, although the materials aren't as upmarket as the firms other models. The air conditioning controls are placed quite low down too, but the instrument dials are easy to read and the seats are comfortable. It's just a shame that the cabin doesn't reflect the adventurous and funky style of the exterior, it's a little drab.

The high driving position gives good all round vision, but the windscreen pillars are quite thick which can make pulling out of junctions tricky.

Despite its compact dimensions, the A2's clever design means there is plenty of passenger space and you'll easily carry four adults without any problems. The high roof and long-travel seats mean tall drivers can get comfortable - rear space is a little tight (with two six-footers in the front) but on the plus side the deep footwells improve both leg and headroom.

Engine noise can be an issue, especially on the motorway, but the aerodynamic shape means wind noise is minimal. The A2 also rides well and is comfortable on long journeys.