Audi could lastly be getting ready a full-size SUV to tackle the likes of the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.
Rumors of a possible Q9 from Audi have circulated for years however Automotive Information (subscription required) reported on Monday the automaker’s U.S. sellers have been instructed a full-size, three-row SUV is coming in 2025.
It’ll reportedly function internal-combustion engines, that means it might be among the many final Audis to be launched with internal-combustion energy because the automaker plans to solely launch electrical automobiles after 2026.
Audi has already filed emblems for the Q9 title and former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as early as 2013 mentioned the automaker needed a full-size SUV.
“We see an excessive amount of potential, notably within the SUV section and within the particularly prestigious full-size class,” he mentioned on the time.
Full-size SUVs are nonetheless in style in the present day within the U.S. and China, Audi’s two greatest markets. Nevertheless, the automaker hasn’t confirmed plans for one simply but.
Observe, Audi may additionally be getting ready to broaden into the minivan section with an EV primarily based on the Urbansphere idea proven in April. The idea, which was designed with the Chinese language market in thoughts, spanned a large 217 inches, or 17 inches greater than the Q7 mid-sizer. Nevertheless, it additionally hasn’t been confirmed for manufacturing.