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Audi Q4

Audi Q4


Audi is coming to the Beijing Motor Show later this month with what looks to be an all-new crossover concept that could serve as a preview of the future Q4 crossover. Rumors of this Audi crossover have been circulating for years, and if you take a good look at these sketches, it does bear a striking similarity to the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept that we first saw in Detroit last January.

Audi hasn’t released any details about the new concept, opting only to name the sketch as an "Audi showcar Beijing 2014".

Don’t be surprised then if we see a great deal of this concept in Audi’s future crossover lineup. The details are certainly there, specifically how the clamshell hood and the low, curved roof looks the part of a smaller crossover that should fit in nicely with the rest of Audi’s Q line. Likewise, the large chromed front grille that’s flanked by the sharp and sleek LED headlights are aggressive touches to the overall design.

Of particular note, though, are the wheel arches that appear to have been made from one component and wraps itself the entire concept. That’s something to look out for in future Audi models. Moving to the back, the unique exhaust detail shows a chromed bar with "quattro" lettering that connects the two exhaust pipes.

More details about this Beijing-bound Q4 concept are expected to be revealed in the coming days.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi Q4.

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Audi Q4

Usually, future product offensive and market strategy is a close a guarded secret in any organization. However, there are ways to dig out information that could give us some idea as what goes on behind closed doors. Autocar recently got access to trademark applications filed by Audi which clearly reveal some of the models that could enter production in the near future.

The documents show a few SUVs that Audi plans to introduce into the market. Starting with the much talked about Q2 , Audi wants to launch a high performance version based on the Q2, dubbed "SQ2". The company has already committed to a Range Rover Evoque rivaling Q4 and SQ4 on the aforementioned lines.

In recent times, the market has seen increased demand for luxury SUVs. Audi sees this as an opportunity to spread its wings. The company has trademarked the name "Q9" for a future large SUV. They also have plans to offer fuel-cell technology in their road cars. Hence the name "f-tron" pops up onto the trademarks list.

Click past the jump to read more about Audi’s SUVs and hybrid-electric models

Source: Autocar
Audi Q6

Up until now, we’ve only heard rumors about possible Audi Q6 and Q4 SUVs, but now its official. Walter de’ Silva, Design Boss at Audi’s parent Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that the company has started to work on a BMW X6 competitor, while plans for a smaller SUV are still under consideration.

The X6 competitor is known as the Q6 and will be placed between Audi’s Q7 premium large SUV and the Q5 premium medium SUV: "We will definitely launch a sportier crossover in between the Q7 and Q5 ." The new model will be built on the Q7 platform and is expected to arrive sometime in 2015.

As for the other SUV, known as the Q4, it will be placed between the Q5 and Q3 and will be a competitor for the X4 , a model that BMW will be launching in 2014.

Both models will be offered in an attempt to boost Audi’s sales, especially on the European market where BMW is the leader in the SUV market.

It seems that Audi is rather serious about expanding their SUV line-up. The current range includes the Q3 , Q5 , and Q7 models, and the company is preparing a Q6 to target the BMW X6 and the Q1 to do battle with the Mini Countryman . One would think that would be enough, but the company is apparently readying another model in the Q4 SUV. The model will be a direct competitor to the Range Rover Evoque and will actually be a sporty version of the Q5.

Not much has been said about the Q4, but it is definitely not a rumor. The SUV is already at the advanced concept stage at Audi’s Ingolstadt R&D centre in Germany. It will be built on the same MLB platform as the Q5. The model will be a five-body SUV with design elements inspired by the A5 Sportback .

For the engine line-up, the company will offer a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 170 HP and 210 HP, as well as a 240 HP 3.0-liter V6 diesel. Petrol engines will include a 270 HP naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6 and a 328 HP supercharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol. The latter engine will only be available in selected markets, including North America. A hybrid version will also be offered.

Expect this model to hit the market no earlier than 2015.

Source: AutoCar

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