Think the modern premium SUV is many things, but not a sports car? Think again.
Here, we’re testing three models that boast a minimum of 300bhp, plus incisive handling whatever the road surface, while keeping intact all the luxury and practicality buyers know and love.
Even the least powerful of the trio, the turbocharged Audi SQ5, has 349bhp from its 3.0-litre V6 engine; the Range Rover Velar P380’s supercharged V6 has 375bhp and the Porsche Macan Turbo delivers a whopping 434bhp in Performance Package guise.
They’re expensive, particularly the latter two, but which is the most convincing?
Specification: SQ5 3.0 V6 TFSI quattro
Engine: 6cyl, 2995cc, turbo, petrol
List price: £51,200
Target Price: £49,584
Power: 349bhp @ 5400-6400rpm
Torque: 369Ib ft @ 1370-4500rpm
Top speed: 155mph
Claimed fuel economy: 34.0mpg
True MPG: 24.6mpg
CO2 emissions: 189g/km