Audi Q9 full-size SUV reportedly confirmed to sellers for launch in 2025
Audi could lastly be making ready a full-size SUV to tackle the likes of the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.
Rumors of a possible Q9 from Audi have circulated for years however Automotive Information (subscription required) reported on Monday the automaker’s U.S. sellers have been advised a full-size, three-row SUV is coming in 2025.
It should reportedly function internal-combustion engines, that means it could be among the many final Audis to be launched with internal-combustion energy because the automaker plans to solely launch electrical autos after 2026.
Audi has already filed emblems for the Q9 identify and former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as early as 2013 mentioned the automaker needed a full-size SUV.
“We see quite a lot of potential, significantly within the SUV phase and within the particularly prestigious full-size class,” he mentioned on the time.
Full-size SUVs are nonetheless well-liked at present within the U.S. and China, Audi’s two largest markets. Nevertheless, the automaker hasn’t confirmed plans for one simply but.
Word, Audi might also be making ready to broaden into the minivan phase with an EV based mostly on the Urbansphere idea proven in April. The idea, which was designed with the Chinese language market in thoughts, spanned an enormous 217 inches, or 17 inches greater than the Q7 mid-sizer. Nevertheless, it additionally hasn’t been confirmed for manufacturing.