A new report indicates the Audi lineup might be extended by ten additional models by the year 2020, bringing the total family members to no less than 60. Many of these new models will be built outside German borders and it is expected that by the end of this year, external production will surpass the local one for the first time in the company’s existence.
Moreover, the number of employees is expected to grow by 6,000 to 80,000 by 2018 and these new people will be busy assembling new models such as the upcoming entry-level crossover, the Q1. In addition, the A4 will receive a new generation in 2015 and will be followed later during the second half of the decade by the larger A6. The flagship A8 as well as the Q5 and Q7 SUVs are also going to get an all-new version prior to the end of the decade.
Before that, the second generation of the R8 supercar will be added to the Audi lineup sometime next year and you should also expect some additional members of the recently launched third-gen TT, beyond the coupe and roadster. There will also be more fuel efficient “ultra” versions along with alternatively powered models such as the A3 g-tron that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and also a plug-in hybrid derivative of the same model.