Audi will replenish the lineup of SUV with the new Q9 crossoverJune 28, 2018
The German company is still planning to develop a new flagship crossover Q9, which was previously spoken by Rupert Stadler. This time the news was announced by the new head of the company Abraham Shot. The novelty will have to compete with Range Rover.
In early June in Shenzhen (China) premiere of the new flagship SUV – Audi Q8. At that time, former top manager Rupert Stadler said he did not rule out the possibility of producing a larger and more luxurious model than the Q8. If, of course, it will be in demand.
“Customers will tell us what they want in the future,” Stadler told the foreign portal Autocar when asked if Audi Q9 is planning. – Time will tell”. After his removal from office, since June 19, it is held by Abraham Shot, a member of the board responsible for sales and marketing.
But the same question was then asked by the chief designer of the company Mark Lichte, to which he replied: “We have so many ideas, so many ideas …”. Mark believes that Q9 can offer something different from Land Rover, not only in luxury and status, but also in technology. If the development of the model meets expectations, the new flagship will be a direct competitor to the Range Rover, as the Q8 competes with the Range Rover Sport.
Cross-coupe Audi Q8 built on an aluminum platform Audi Space Frame. The car is equipped with a diesel 3-liter 6-cylinder TDI. Now on sale is a bit weaker its version, as well as a gasoline 3-liter TFSI with a return of 340 hp. The exterior of the novelty is made in the style of the A8.
The other day the German company introduced the updated versions of A4 Sedan and Avant. According to experts, they received very little change.