To no one’s surprise our readers have named the Audi Q2 the most disappointing production car of Geneva 2016. Of course, this is not the same thing as calling the Q2 a “bad” car – Audi is probably incapable of making a car that’s outright bad right now – rather, it’s a car that could have, or even should have been so much better. With a styling that’s both conservative and seemingly under-resolved, a standard 5-door body and size that positions it alongside the older, but arguably more attractive Q3, and a complete lack of a “want it” factor, the Q2 seems like a giant missed opportunity for Audi to, for once, get ahead of their arch-rivals at BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
In second, third and fifth spots are cars that also made my list of 5 most disappointing production cars from Geneva: the underwhelming VW Phideon, the ugly-as-sin SsangYong Tivoli XLV, and the wannabe-premium Ford Vignale Editions. However, your opinion diverged from mine in the fourth spot, where you put the Seat Ateca. While I too think the Ateca could have been more adventurous-looking than how it turned out, I still find the end product attractive-enough to want to buy it, which in my books keeps it from being an outright disappointment. But, I understand why many of you feel otherwise, as I understand why many of you think the Toyota C-HR deserves to make it to sixth spot on this list – it is definitely a Marmite kind of car (you either love it, or hate it).