The next generation Audi A8 was supposed to be launched this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, but unfortunately the unveiling was delayed along with the highly anticipated all electric R8 super car. The German automakers have decided to forego their home show and even hold off on making an appearance with the luxury limousine at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. What we have learned is that the all new A8 is headed for a debut in the sunshine state, could it be the South Florida International Auto Show? Back in Frankfurt we will see a few of the automaker’s new products, the Audi R8 Spider and the A5 Sportback.
The executives at Audi are hesitant to unveil the new A8 in Frankfurt or in L.A. because they do not want the launch of their flagship limousine to be overshadowed by other automobile’s international debuts. It also doesn’t hurt that the current A8 is still selling quite well, and if it isn’t broke there is no need to fix it. The four ringed automaker also has a few more models planned for future production, like the A7 Sportback that is set to be unveiled in 2010, the compact A1 will also make an appearance in 2010, followed shortly by the slightly larger A2 and the Q3 compact crossover.