Audi’s latest Q models are set to have motorists queuing up to get their hands on them.
The three new SUVs are being released to meet the increasing demand for upmarket SUVs around the world, with the sporty 4x4s set to hit the market in the next fie years.
“It’s clear that demand for SUVs and crossovers is still in an upswing phase and will remain so for some years to come. We want to make sure we have the coverage to satisfy it,” an Audi insider told Autocar.
The Q4, Q2 and Q6 models will join Audi’s Q3, Q5 and Q7 models, doubling the number of SUVs offered by the manufacturer.
Audi’s new Q2 is positioned as a strong rival to the Mini Countryman. The smallest of the new SUVs, it has been conceived around a future FWD version of the A1, with the same engines.
Similar in size to the Nissan Juke, it will come below the Q3 in the range and is a sister to the VW sub-Tiguan SUV.
Unique body styling and a raised ride height should make for good ground clearance and excellent visibility from the seat position.
The new Audi Q6 is set to take on the BMW X6 when it comes out in 2016.
It will utilise elements from the current Q5 and be developed as part of a new Audi engineering programme that aims to lower the weight of future models.
This means the Q6 will have an aluminium body with composite plastic and carbon-fibre elements.
Finally, the Q4 is a six-passenger SUV that retains a sporty and compact style.
The distinguished design maintains a look of luxury and the Q4 will be equipped with a 3.2-litre V6 and six-speed automatic transmission.
Release dates and prices have not yet been confirmed, but potential new Audi buyers can start considering their options now.
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