Audi is planning to extend its range with 11 new models in the coming years. Most of these cars are SUVs built to become rivals with BMW X4, Range Rover Evoque or Mercedes GL 2013 has been a success for Audi, which is trying hard to catch-up with BMW. The Germans managed to exceed the threshold of 1.5 million units sold in a year, thus a performance achieved two years earlier than estimated by company officials.
New Audi cars in 2014
To maintain its upward trend in sales and become more competitive, Audi announces 11 new car models in its range. Under these conditions, the list of cars bearing the logo with four rings will total 60 products.
“We will continue writing this success story and expand our models range from 49 to 60 variants. We see huge potential in the SUV segment and that of large sedans.” said Rupert Stadler, Audi chairman of the board.
Although there are no official details about these new Audi cars, a few “spies” shed light on this case. Audi has recently announced several car names. These include Q2, SQ2, SQ4 and Q9. The information confirms Stadler ‘s intentions to strengthen Audi’s presence in the SUV segment.
Speculating on the basis of this information, we can infer that the Audi range will accommodate a small SUV coupe, called Audi Q2, with performance version SQ2. Q2 will have a bigger brother, a compact SUV coupe, named Q4, probably a rival of the future BMW X4 and the current Range Rover Evoque. In turn, this will have a sports version, Audi SQ4.
2014 Audi Car Names
Recently registered is also the name of Q9, announcing a large SUV, designed to rival Mercedes GL. Such details complement existing information in the 4×4 range: Audi will launch Q6 to fight BMW X6 and Q1, already anticipated by a concept that will be unveiled next month in Detroit.
The Germans from Audi also reserved the rights to use the names F -Tron and A9. If on the A9 we infer that it is bigger than the Audi A8 limo, about F -Tron most voices argue that it’s about the future and hydrogen-powered Audi versions.
This scenario becomes plausible if we consider that in the past, Wolfgang Durheimer, former Audi chief engineer, said the research department was working on a Audi A7 powered by hydrogen.
It looks like Audi has big plans for 2014 and Car-Addicts.com will keep you updated!