Potential Audi Q9 Gets Rendered and Could be on the Way

Awhile back, there were some rumors about a potential Audi Q9, a larger SUV to sit above the Q7. However, nothing ever materialized from those rumors; not a spy photos, official quote or any other concrete information about such a car. Now, though, a new render, along with some more rumors of its existence, has debuted.


In this render from Motor.es, we essentially see a stretched Audi Q7 with an aggressive rear fender flare. It’s a bit sportier up front, with a more aggressive grille design and new, slimmer headlights, but it’s mostly just an elongated Q7. Though, to be fair, there have been no real spy photos, or anything concrete, about a potential Audi Q9, so there’s not much else to go by.

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Despite the lack of evidence, Motor.es claims that there is an Audi Q9 in the works and that the four-ringed brand is just being ultra-tight-lipped about it. While that’s not impossible, as automakers have done such things before, it’s unlikely that it’s true. Automakers typically like to tease cars quite a bit, prior to their release, especially ones in highly popular, highly profitable segments like an Audi Q9 would be. Investors and shareholders like knowing high-profit machines are in the works, so automakers like to let them know.


If such a car is in the works, though, it will likely be a big, three-row SUV, similar in proportion to the Audi Q7. While the Q8 is the brand’s current flagship, it’s more of a stylish, coupe-like SUV. A potential Audi Q9 would likely be made to take on cars like the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

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Again, it’s not impossible but we do find¬† it improbable for such a car to be in the works. Audi has bigger fish it needs to fry, such as its ever-expanding e-tron line of electric cars. In this modern era, that’s what Audi needs to focus on, not massive, gas-guzzling, three-row luxury SUVs. The last thing the world needs is another one of those.


[Source: Motor1, Motor.es]
Nico DeMattia

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