The Audi AI:ME concept is intended to look 10 years into the future, but on first sight, it made me think about one of the firm’s models from 20 years in the past: the A2. 

The front grille and various styling details show how Audi's design – and that of the whole car industry – has progressed over the last two decades. But look past that and there's a clear resemblance between the two short, rounded, high-riding crossovers.

When I asked Andreas Mindt, Audi’s head of exterior design, he insisted the similarity was purely “a coincidence”. But he added: “If there are parts of heritage like this, it’s not bad, because it makes it recognisable.”