The existing Audi family encompasses 50 models which to some would be more than enough but not for the people working in Ingolstadt because they plan to further increase the lineup in the years to come. The company’s chairman Rupert Stadler announced the other day that an additional 10 models will be added to the range by the year 2020, increasing the total amount of vehicles to a whopping 60, a number which could further grow in the next decade based on demand.
Although Stadler did not disclose the identity of these new models, he did indirectly confirmed that some of the fresh members will be derivatives of the company’s C- and D-segment offerings so expect more variations of the A6, A7 and A8. Moreover, we already know there will be an entry-level crossover Q1 as well as a range-topping Q8 which promises to compete with the Range Rover.
The third generation TT recently introduced will pave the way for new variations beyond the familiar coupe and roadster while future S and RS models will get their power from a diesel engine. As you can see, there’s a lot of potential to grow the Audi family even further as a method to increase sales and generate more profit for parent company Volkswagen.