The new Audi Q4 is just one of a handful of new Audi SUVs in the pipeline to meet the growing global demand for upmarket SUVs. Audi will also launch three sporty 4x4s in the next five years.The strategy will double the number of dedicated SUVs offered by Audi. In addition to the Q4, today’s Q3, Q5 and Q7 models will be joined by more overtly sporting Q2 and Q6 derivatives by 2016.
“It’s clear that demand for SUVs and crossovers is still in an upswing phase and will remain so for some years to come. We want to make sure we have the coverage to satisfy it,” an Audi insider revealed.
Audi Q2 to take on Mini Countryman
The Q2 is the smallest of Audi’s new SUVs. Conceived around an upcoming four-wheel-drive version of the A1’s platform, it will go head to head with the Mini Countryman, with a base price of around £18,000 in the UK. Engines will draw on those already found in the A1.