Australians enjoy sports cars and SUVs. Just take a look at in 2014’s sales numbers to see bucketloads are being offered. So it was unavoidable the 2 would be integrated, specifically in the little SUV market. And if you like your performance cars however have a little family that requires a bit of space, a sports SUV might make sense. Audi was the to begin with the blocks with its original RSQ3 a few years earlier, but the agreement was that it was half-baked and a little a pulled down. Mercedes followed soon after with the GLA45 AMG, which damaged it. And now, in reaction, Audi has actually updated the RSQ3 with more power and refined tweaks all round. I took it for a spin over the Christmas period to see if it might handle both briefs as an SUV and a sports car. Was it efficient in lugging around all my Christmas gear in between family shindigs while destroying mountain roadways? The first thing you need to know about the RSQ3, just like its Mercedes A45 rival, is that it’s essentially a jacked up variation of Audi’s performance hatchback the RS3. This suggests that while it’s higher, the interior space isn’t really all that far more than a basic hatchback, both in boot area and in leg space. But in saying that, there is still lots of room to travel with 4 adults and their baggage for a couple of nights. I was able to fit a clothes hamper full of presents, 2 travel suitcases and a cricket bag in the back with the seat folded down with no issue. Travelling along to the family Christmas location in Mudgee, around a 3.5 hour drive West of Sydney, I hit the M2, then M7 with the vehicle in convenience mode. If you’re purchasing an SUV, you want to have the ability to travel in comfort, and for the many part in the RSQ3 you can. There is fairly very little road noise and the suspension, while not as complaint as state an Audi Q7 definitely didn’t leave you uncomfortable. But the next part of the drive will check the RSQ3’s sports capacity, the Bells Line of Roadways across the Blue Mountains, filled with twists and couple of terrific mountain sections, is ideal for a pro …
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