I have a confession to make. I was cautiously optimistic with the idea of the A7 when I first heard that Audi had green lighted the program. Yes, I am fond of hatchbacks but one image was burned into my brain: Accord Crosstour. The Crosstour was a great idea on paper and a gave people who worship at the church of hatchback another option. Sadly, the final product hasn’t been much of a sales success as Americans shun hatchbacks. I won’t mention the fact that many crossovers today are actually hatchbacks but calling them that would be a marketing faux pas. The Crosstour is looking like another nail in the coffin of slow selling hatchback designs for the US market. Could the company that brought us the R8 strike out like the Crosstour or hit a home run to change the hearts and minds of hatchback haters? Read on to find out.