The Audi RS Q3 is the smallest car in the brand's SUV range - can the high-riding crossover really make for a high-performance driving machine?
This is the fourth RS model that Audi has launched this year and the eighth overall. As you can imagine, Audi is getting quite good at building a great interior by now.
The RS Q3 gets a brilliant engine - it's a 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbo with 306bhp, driven to all four wheels. So what does it take to turn a Q3 into an RS? Well, suspension has been lowered by 25mm and the engine - mentioned above - now develops 420Nm of torque.
In the back of the vehicle, headroom and legroom are both decent. But it's no better than what you get in a five-door hatchback and the boot is about 350 litres. The only real advantage is the high-riding driving position - but is that enough to make it a real RS?
Overall, the Audi RS Q3 is quite convincing as a performance car. Team RS has done a great job with its first SUV. Audi reckons in the UK they'll sell about 500 in a full year. Watch the video review and see what you think.