Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
12 Jan 2021
11:15 am

Audi Q3 Sportback the right car at the right time

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Carmaker’s timing of a more affordable coupe-styled SUV is perfect.

SUV for the times

The SUV’s fabled ascendency to the throne as the world’s favourite car shape is old news. These days it’s the evolving intricacies inside this kingdom that hog the headlines. Keen to build on the success of their initial SUV offerings, carmakers ventured into producing various sizes to boost the segment’s popularity. This was followed by offerings which combine traditional SUV styling with other designs, referred to as crossovers. The coupe-styled SUV, a design distinguished by it’s sloping roofline at the back, has become a very popular alternative over its more traditionally SUV-styled siblings. It offers all the practical benefits of...