Driven enthusiastically, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart shows some chops, but its roughness might make it a little hard to live with on a daily basis.
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Audi showed off the new five-door version of the Audi A3 at the Paris Motor Show, following the three-door version shown last year. Although no new U.S. model has been announced, the five-door version will probably be the one eventually offered.
The A7 is a tech tour de force in a four-door coupe
Audi's new A7 is a tech tour de force in a four-door coupe package.
Audi showed off a completely new model, the A7 Sportback. This vehicle slots in between the A6 and A8 sedans. Unlike those cars, the A7 uses a fastback design, making it look like a cross between a coupe and a station wagon.
The Lancer gets a hatchback and a rally package. Odd?
The Sportback version of the Lancer Ralliart includes the same equipment as the sedan but gets a hatchback through strangely elongated C-pillars. It looks funky, but it handles well.
CNET Car Tech takes a look at a preproduction version of Suzuki's new SX4 Sportback.
Suzuki has had great success with its SX4 model, initially introducing it as an all-wheel-drive crossover with rally car ambitions, then rolling out front-wheel-drive city car variants. The latest version is the SportBack, meant to be a city car with some sporty aspirations.