Fresh details are starting to emerge about the next-gen Audi A6 which is programmed to hit the market sometime in 2017. British media is reporting that Audi’s mid-size sedan and wagon will draw their styling cues from the stunning Prologue concept unveiled back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept will pave the way for a new styling language under the direct guidance of chief designer Marc Lichte who promised a more diverse visual differentiation among the range.
In other words, the styling of the A6 won’t simply be a scaled down A8 as the two cars are going to look considerably different with their own appearance to better suit specific tastes. Lichte says the final design of the next-gen A6, A7 and A8 models was completed prior to the Prologue as a way to make sure the concept will remain relevant for a longer amount of time.
The overhauled Audi A6 is going to ride on the second generation MLB platform that has premiered on the second-gen Audi Q7 and will eventually find its way on several Volkswagen Group products from the Audi A5 and above. The new A6 is due in 2017 just a few months after the arrival of its two main competitors, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series. The first real contender for the A6 will actually be the all-new Jaguar XF due in April next year at the New York Auto Show.