The Audi Q8 is the brand’s first real coupe-like SUV, which is surprising considering how well-received those sorts of cars have been over the past few years. The first of their kind, the BMW X6, has been a massive hit worldwide. So much so, that Mercedes-Benz soon followed suit. Now, Audi is the last to the party but it plans on catching up quick, as an Audi Q4 is coming next year.
According to a new report from Autocar, the design of the Q4 is finished and it will arrive in 2019. After speaking with Audi exterior design boss Andreas Mindt, Autocar also learned that the new Q4 won’t just be a Q3 with some of its roof chopped off. Instead, it will be “a bit more than a coupe version of the Q3, to my eyes a lot more”, according to Mindt.
Surprisingly, the normally tight-lipped Germans have given up a few details on the upcoming Audi Q4. In this report, Mindt also said that the new Q4 will be roughly 4500mm in length, 110mm longer than the Q3. It will also be built at Audi’s Gy?r, Hungary plant and cost around £28,000 ($35,000) when it hits the road in 2019.
When the Audi Q4 arrives, it will compete with cars like the BMW X2, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the brand-new Range Rover Evoque. Expect it to come with a variety of small engines in Europe, including the brand’s 1.4 liter petrol and diesel engines, as well as a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-pot in America. Also expect a similar interior design to the Audi Q3, with a large touchscreen MMI screen and physical climate controls.
It’s also said that there will be a plug-in hybrid model, the Audi Q4 e-tron, that will get an all-electric range of 31 miles.
An Audi Q4 is a good idea, as coupe-like SUVs are extremely popular right now. It’s actually surprise such a car took this long.