2020 Audi Q3 Sportback Has a Lamborghini Urus Roof, Looks Pointless

2020 Audi Q3 Sportback Has a Lamborghini Urus Roof, Looks Pointless
The German automakers have a bad habit of trying too hard to come up with new niches. This is one of them, the Audi Q3 Sportback.
2020 Audi Q3 Sportback Has a Lamborghini Urus Roof, Looks Pointless
We think most Audi cars have a Sportback design from the get-go. Obviously, this doesn't include sedans like the A4 and A6, so the A5 and A7 Sportback models with coupe-like bodies make perfect sense. But the normal Q3 is already pretty sporty-looking. If you want it to be angry, you just order some 20-inch wheels and the S line package.

But Audi didn't think that was enough, so it developed this variation of the normal body. Initially, we thought it was going to be called the Q4, but that name was since given to 100% electric car based on a different platform.

The main change seen in these spyshots is the roof. There a tiny bit less window surface, a slight rake towards the back and an overall design that seems to resemble the Lamborghini Urus.

Front end changes are mostly limited to the new grille, which uses a kind of repeating Space Invaders logo that we haven't seen since the Toyota GT86. Meanwhile, the back features a new trunk, taillights, and bumper. It's all pretty subtle stuff.

The engine range will be identical, going as high as the RS Q3 Sportback with 400+ HP. A plug-in hybrid drive is also very likely to be added next year. However, the 1.6 TDI and 1.5 TFSI should offer a frugal and cheap-to-buy alternative.

Will people want to pay extra and get less space? They may not have to, as Audi prices most of its Sportback 4-door coupes the same as the 2-door models. However, the Q3 Sportback might initially skip the cheaper engines and trim combinations. Expect a full reveal this coming fall at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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