The Audi A6 Avant will not be offered in Australia anymore as a result of a weak demand for the mid-size wagon. Audi recently facelifted the entire A6 range which will reach the Australian market in March or April next year but you won’t be able to order the Avant as the company has decided to withdraw the model because most customers prefer getting either the allroad version or the RS6 derivative.
In an interview with CarAdvice, Audi Australia’s senior product communications executive Shaun Cleary said the success of the aforementioned allroad and RS6 versions are the two main factors which contributed to the demise of the A6 Avant in Australia. He went on to say that those who want an Avant prefer to go for the smaller and less expensive A4 Avant in Australia so it doesn’t make sense anymore to keep the A6 Avant in the range.
Combined sales of the allroad quattro and RS6 represent more than 85 percent of the entire A6 family sales so there’s very little desire in purchasing the Audi A6 Avant. Following this decision, the only two marque who will be offering premium mid-size wagons are BMW with the 5-Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz with the E-Class Estate.