I just got a new 2018 allroad and wanted to get a hitch. the dealer said should just go through a rack install company across town. However after some internet research and calling one company they seem to all indicate that it requires cutting part of the rear silver protection plate. Anybody got experience with installing a hitch? Seems crazy a sports vehicle like the allroad would not have a better solution...

Here's the terrifying example of someone cutting a hole into a beautiful Audi.
https://youtu.be/fVEzmMveMtg?t=611