As Brexit bites and the pound continues to slip against the Euro perhaps now is the time to buy yourself an Audi. After all you promised yourself you would, one day.

Audi are just one step ahead of other manufacturers. They might not be as reliable as the Japanese and Korean mob, but when it comes to beauty they are right at the top of the tree.

The latest one I drove was the baby crossover, the Audi Q2 which slips into the model SUV range below the Q3, Q5 and the Q7.

Sadly I have to say I found it a bit boring compared to the rest of the Audi fleet. It was a bit safe and secure and not a great deal of fun while the majority of the Audi range blows your socks off.

There are three trims available: SE, Sport and S line but the SE models isn’t that well equipped despite having, a dash-top screen and air con.

Prices start at just over £20,000 but by the time you stick on the essential kit you need, start writing out another cheque for £5,000 to cover the extras and you can soon get to £30,000 for the top of the range.

Despite the Q2 being quite small, the interior is big enough for four adults to travel in reasonable comfort. But you would get fed up with each other after more than 100 miles. Closeness in a car can get claustrophobic.

There is a pretty good boot as well and the floor can be raised so it is flat when the seats fold, and you can also opt for a 40/20/40 split for loading longer parcels.

As well as sharing a platform with the A3 saloon, the Q2 uses the same petrol and diesel engines.

Petrol engines comprise the 1.0 TFSI 116PS three-cylinder turbo and a 1.4 TFSI 150PS turbo four-cylinder. There are two diesel engines available, a 1.6 TDI 116PS and a 2.0 TDI 150PS. All models bar the 2.0 TDI get a six-speed manual, while all engines bar the 1.0 TFSI can be had with Audi's seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch gearbox.

Quattro four-wheel drive is standard on the 2.0 TDI, along with the seven-speed S tronic.

Fuel figures vary between 50mpg and 70mpg depending on the model which are impressive figures even during these days of economy. The CO2 emission varies from 109 g/km to 131 g/km, again depending on the model.

The experts reckon that the star of the Q2 range will be the 1.6 TDI which gives more than 60 miles to the gallon and 114g/km CO2 emissions.

Audi’s safety kit is standard, and this includes emergency braking, which will put the brakes on if the sensors detect a pedestrian stepping out in front of the car.

Other options include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keep assistance, plus traffic sign recognition and rear traffic alert when you’re reversing.

The steering is Audi brilliant which makes the car an agile mover and the brakes are more than positive.

And one of the best extras to have on this car, as with all Audis, is the S tronic gearbox, the dual-clutch seven-speed unit, which reacts far better than you ever can.

Interior storage is good with decent-sized door bins and glove box, plus reasonable storage for cups or phones in between the seats. Insurance groups start from group 13 for the entry-level 1.6 TDI SE.

Audis have always been expensive cars but I always point out that most drivers would rather have a second hand Audi than a new, more common car like a . . . Well that would be telling.