The interior layout, fit and finish
If you’ve ever sat behind the wheel of a standard Audi E-tron, the Sportback will feel very familiar. That’s to say that you’re surrounded by appealing, soft-touch plastics, glitzy trims and a standard of assembly that is second to none.
In addition, it uses the same twin display infotainment setup; the lower screen gives you access to the climate controls, while the upper one is used for navigation, media and driving mode selection.
Rear vision in the Sportback is restricted by the low roof and small rear window, though, and it’s harder to see out of than the standard E-tron when reversing. Fortunately, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are standard across the range.
As we mentioned earlier, you can also specify ‘Virtual’ door mirrors, which replace conventional mirrors with cameras in slim, aerodynamic housings. These display their images on door-mounted screens that are positioned a little lower than is ideal, forcing you to look down and across rather than taking an instinctive glance to your right or left when you want to see behind.