I've been looking at different Audi Models and noticed something that I can't work out. The name Sportback, How does this work? What makes a sportback? This is a A7 Sportback. A5 Sportback A3 Sportbox A1 Sportback A5 and A7 looks like a sportback. Its kind of sporty, sleek and curvy ass end, I understand them calling it a sportback but why did they call the A1 and A3 a sportback when it looks like a mini avant. A4 Avant Does any one know why the small avants are called sportbacks when they clearly don't look like the other sportbacks? Also, which was the first sportback?