A few weeks ago Audi Barry Bourke generously offered me the chance to temporarily ‘trade in’ my beloved Q7 ‘Amalie’ (so named because I think she’s magical) for a weekend of fun and frolics with the hotly anticipated Audi Q2.
With a rare weekend off looming at the end of summer, I quashed any lurking feelings of disloyalty to Amelie, and seized the opportunity to try out a ‘younger model’!
Amelie’s little sister – but by no means her twin – Audi has completely reimagined the Q2’s design to create a unique polygonal look. Compact, stylish, and just a little bit sassy, my first priority was to come up with a name for her STAT!
There was only one thing for it – I put it out to my social media peeps and one of them cleverly came up with the name Aurelia in honour of the Love Actually character (cue the warm and fuzzies)!
With her multifaceted, 3-D look, Amelie’s a sporty chick so it made sense that our first stop was a trip to the Yarra River, my niece Maddison in tow, to check out the rowers.
Sunroof for unimpaired athlete appreciation? Check!
Space for a whole cheer squad? Check! (The Q2 seats five adults comfortably, and with 1,050 litres of luggage space there’s more than enough room for pom-poms!)
Next stop? My husband Steve and I headed for the hills with a road trip to Yarra Valley. We zipped around the wineries, pressed our own wine (well in our dreams we did) enjoyed a divine lunch among the vines, and took some time to actually look at each other, have a conversation and enjoy a ‘proper’ date!!!
With the sun setting over the vines it was time to wind our way home and, with MMI Navigation with MMI touch at our fingertips, there was no danger of us losing our way. Aurelia’s voice controlled system made requesting directions so simple, and I was even able to find out where the nearest servo was when we started running low on fuel.
Thank you a weekend of adventures Aurelia! I have to admit I was seduced by your eye-catching good looks but after spending some time together I’ve realised that, like my adored Q7 Amelie, your magic lies in in function as well as design – my favourite combination!
Disclosure: I’m a proud ambassador for Audi Barry Bourke and I ❤️my Audi Q&7!