Audi Q9 (BMW X7 rival) full-size SUV imagined - Rendering

21/12/2017 - 15:02 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Audi's extensive range of SUVs lacks a full-size model currently. Following the 2019 Audi A4, avarvarii has created a rendering of a potential Audi Q9 to show how a new full-size Audi SUV may look like.

Audi Q9 front three quarters rendering
Shrinking by 37 mm in length moving to its second generation, the Audi Q7 has created even more room for a bigger Audi SUV.

Audi has admitted that it can further grow its U.S. sales by introducing a full-size SUV. Audi of America’s director of product planning, Barry Hoch, said earlier this year that the U.S. subsidiary is requesting the headquarters in Germany to make an SUV bigger than the Audi Q7, and he suggested that it has received some positive response. Going with Audi’s nomenclature for its SUVs, ‘Audi Q9’ seems like the most likely name for this new flagship SUV if approved.

The USA is one of Audi’s three largest markets globally. The company has admitted the contraction of the classic car passenger segments and the continuing shift in demand towards SUVs in this market. Last year, the four rings sold record-breaking 2,10,213 vehicles in the country. Specifically, the annual SUV sales grew by 19.3% to 1,00,161 units, which was 47.65% of the total sales.

Audi Q7 e-tron quattro front three quarter at the IAA 2015
The Audi Q9 would compete with the likes of BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS among others. Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro pictured.

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The Audi Q9 is expected to arrive in 2020. It would compete with the likes of BMW X7, Mercedes GLS, Range Rover, Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. Audi will likely target it majorly at USA and China.

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