Audi make some brilliant cars that go like stink, make a big impression in the parking lot, eat dirt roads and are perfect for cruising at 250+kph down German autobahns. But all that mass, density and power might seem like overdoing it on the way to Takashimaya. If only they could just shrink things a bit ... hang on, what's this? A shrunken Q7 - perfect!
Instead of a huge 3-litre V6 lump, there's a frugal 1395cc turbo inline four. Instead of mud-gulping 4WD, there's grippy front-wheel drive. And best of all, instead of a massive 2.4 tonne, 3 metre wheelbase juggernaut there's a petite 1.38 tonne, 2.6 metre long car-about-town that looks to the untrained observer just as cool as the big brother. Neat trick Audi, and thanks for the Q3.