Following the huge sales success of compact SUVs like the BMW X1, Range Rover Evoque and Volkswagen Tiguan, came the Audi Q3. It’s essentially a smaller version of the Q5 and it combines compact dimensions and luxurious interior quality with a range of capable engines and the option of quattro four-wheel drive. Entry-level front-wheel-drive models are perfect for buyers who want low running costs, rather than ultimate off-road ability, though. There are just two trims – the standard SE or sporty S line – but every Q3 comes with a generous amount of standard equipment. The production-ready RS Q3 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and is set to go on sale later this year. When it does launch, it will be the first Audi SUV to wear the RS badge and will be powered by a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 306bhp for a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds.