The Audi A3 Sportback Is Another Sexy Wagon Americans Can't Have

We The People have done it again. Our disdain — whether real or perceived — for station wagons means we won't be getting Audi's sexy A3 Sportback hatch/wagon in the U.S. The sedan version is on it's way, though. » 9/20/12 12:30pm 9/20/12 12:30pm

Audi Planning 580 HP RS7 Sportback

According to Autocar, there's an RS version of the A7 Sportback coming. The Audi RS7 Sportback will be equipped with a naturally-aspirated version of the 5.2-liter V10 cranking out 580 HP paired with a dual-clutch gearbox. [Autocar] » 5/06/10 2:30pm 5/06/10 2:30pm

2010 Audi S5 Sportback: Forbidden Fruit Gets Faster

Not only is the Audi A5 Sportback not coming to the U.S., but as we heart-breakingly told you Monday night, neither is the more powerful Audi S5 Sportback. Cry with us below. » 9/16/09 3:00pm 9/16/09 3:00pm

Audi S5 Sportback: Available In Spring, Germany

Take a look at this 333 HP supercharged-V6 quad-pipe quattro seven-speed S-tronic 4-door S5 sportback! Sadly, a look is all you're going to get, because Audi isn't bringing this possible Panamera-fighter stateside. Gallery below to make us all sad together. » 9/14/09 9:00pm 9/14/09 9:00pm

2010 Audi A5 Sportback: Five Doors, Six Engines

The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback is officially the newest A5 family member and the 800th vehicle with more than two doors to call itself a coupe — but we'd rather complain about it not coming here. » 7/15/09 7:50pm 7/15/09 7:50pm

2010 Audi A5 Sportback: A Look Inside The Hatch

While it's not a full vehicle reveal, under the guise of "quality testing example," we get a look inside the hind end of Audi's upcoming A5 Sportback five door. Yep, sure is a hatchback. [Carscoop] » 6/26/09 5:15pm 6/26/09 5:15pm

Audi A5 Sportback: Practical, Sporty And Sad

Audi's sexy new coupe just got a younger, more practical brother that sadly, won't be coming here. Meet the Audi A5 Sportback, teased here for the first time ahead of its September unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. » 6/17/09 7:30am 6/17/09 7:30am

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Coming To America, Five-Door Style

Mitsubishi announced today that they will be bringing the utilitarian 2010 Lancer Sportback to the U.S. this summer, quirky styling and all. Watch out, Subaru! » 1/30/09 2:00pm 1/30/09 2:00pm

Mitsubishi Lancer "Birds And Bees" Ad Touts Tired Innuendo-Laden Humor

Nothing says subversive and edgy like issuing a press release about how subversive and edgy your scandalous, innuendo-laden TV spot is for the new Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. » 1/15/09 3:30pm 1/15/09 3:30pm

Audi Sportback Concept Previews 2009 Audi A5 Sportback

Audi says this Sportback Concept presages a hatchback production model that'll arrive some time this year: the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback. » 1/11/09 3:40pm 1/11/09 3:40pm

Audi Sportback Concept Reveals A Large X6-Like Butt

The Audi Sportback Concept appears to be pushing market segmentation to the limit. Always wanted an Audi luxury crossover that wasn’t tall like a Q7 but bigger than an A6? Read on. » 1/10/09 6:00pm 1/10/09 6:00pm

Audi S3 and S3 Sportback Get S-tronic Paddle Shift Transmission

Ready yourself for the inevitable screed of Clarksonian denigration ending in successively more nonsensical similes for how awful the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback featuring the flappy paddle shifters of the S-tronic transmission are. For the new model year, the S3s get the twin-clutch six speed selectable automatic… » 11/17/08 10:30am 11/17/08 10:30am

Audi A1 Sportback Concept Officially Powered By 1.4-Liter TSI Hybrid

Audi’s hypothetical Mini rival, the Audi A1 Sportback » 10/02/08 3:28am 10/02/08 3:28am is equipped with a 1.4-liter, 150 HP TSI engine that uses not only a turbocharger and supercharger, but a 27 HP, 111 Lb-Ft electric motor for both added performance and green credentials. Look for a production version of the Sportback to hit for the 2010 model year…

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Ralliart Break Cover Early On Way To…

We knew to expect the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback and 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart to see an official reveal at the Paris Motor Show » 9/25/08 8:15am 9/25/08 8:15am next week ever since we saw the in earlier this year. It looks like we don't even need to go to the French capital, as a bevy of shots of the two new Lancer…

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback-X To Dress In Lesbian Chic

Today brings new info on the pending Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. According to unnamed Japanese sources, there's another variant in the works dubbed the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback-X. The "X" stands for extreme, obviously: Just look at the rock-crushing fender flares, the lifted suspension and the Subaru Impreza… » 7/30/08 11:20am 7/30/08 11:20am

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Coming To Paris Motor Show

We've been excited about the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback ever since we got confirmation that it would go into production. Now, we've got official shots and details to even further whet our appetites. This is the Ralliart trim model, which will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four pumping out a WRX-battling 240… » 6/11/08 6:00pm 6/11/08 6:00pm

2009 Audi A3 Lineup Revealed

Audi has released an entire lineup of its freshened 2009 A3 lineup — the 2009 Audi A3, A3 Sportback and the much-more-fun 2009 Audi S3, and S3 Sportback. We're in a bit of information overload here, with a ton of new information and photos on the slightly angrier, slightly more powerful and probably all-around better… » 4/24/08 12:40pm 4/24/08 12:40pm

2009 Audi S3 Sportback Breaks Cover In Cat Carrier?

Though not the next generation of the Audi A3 line which winked at us from the cover of Autobild, this shot of what appears to be the new Audi S3 Sportback sure does look good in a shrunken, well-powered wagon sort of way. Snapped somewhere in Germany behind the oppressive bars of what we're assuming to be some sort… » 3/27/08 8:45am 3/27/08 8:45am

2009 Audi A7 Breaks Its Elusive Cover

Looks like the Audi A5 isn't the only one stirring things up lately. WorldCarFans has posted spy photos they claim to be the long (looooong) rumored Audi A7. Their spy shots look like a test mule wearing an A6 suit that's a little bit too small but we still like what we see. The track is stretched a bit as is the… » 1/30/08 9:08pm 1/30/08 9:08pm

Mitsubishi Joining Sportback Crowd: Lancer Prototype S

We don't know if these images from World Car Fans are official sketches, but they look pretty darn certifiably real to us. The concept, rumored to be coming to the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, is supposedly a lightly disguised production version of the Euro Spec 5 door Lancer Ralliart. The car will undoubtedly be powered… » 1/25/08 10:00am 1/25/08 10:00am