AUDI claims it invented the “Premium Compact High-General performance SUV” niche with its initially-at any time RS Q3, which introduced in Australia back again in early 2014. And there is no doubting the results of this performance flagship, observing about five hundred of them identified households here over the subsequent five decades.
But the old RS Q3 was never fairly all it could be. Driving on a circa-2003 platform (the PQ35, a la Golfing Mk5/6) with an oddly undersized system and an unquestionably outsized motor (Audi’s 2480cc iron-block five-cylinder), the initial RS Q3’s harmony of powers didn’t fairly unite to sort a robust occasion.
But 2nd time about, the new-generation RS Q3 appreciates exactly what it requires to be – as realistic as any SUV within earshot of its dimensions and cost, backed by not only bahn-storming performance but also chopping-edge dynamics and a common machines listing with much more highlights than a Schitt’s Creek show-reel.
All for a cost that’s only marginally northwards of what a 2014 RS Q3 charge when new.
In quick SUV terms, it not only seems promising, it is promising.