Audi will add one more high-riding car to its lineup pretty soon. The fleet will become stronger for an all-new coupe-like SUV which will make its official debut before the end of this year. Of course, we are talking about the 2020 Audi Q4 – the coupe-SUV that has been spied several times before, but not as close as today.
I can’t really say that the upcoming Q4 is going to be a twin brother of today’s Q3, because there’s plenty of differences between these two. Still, they will share a lot, starting from the latest version of MQB architecture. In addition to the identical bones, the Audi Q4 will most probably get pretty much the same engine options. For Europe, the automaker will provide a range of inline-4 units, while the U.S.-specs model should host a 2.0-liter turbocharged that pumps out 252 horsepower. Audi will not skip the opportunity to build the mighty RS Q4 as well. The vanilla option is going to be coupled with an awesome turbo inline-4 engine that squeezes off up to 400 horsepower. Entry-point models will be fitted with a front-wheel-drive system, while more upscale variants are going to get the all-wheel-drive setup. In Europe, potential customers will be able to make choice between six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the U.S. Q4 gets only the later one.
The light camouflage reveals practically everything I need to know about the 2020 Audi Q4. Compared to the Q3, the luxury SUV gets just a few extra inches in length; it shares most of the styling cues in the front with its sibling, but it features a unique fastback design in the rear. Up front, the face gets a mesh treatment and LED daytime running lamps, while the rear hatch hosts LED taillights, aluminum power tailgate, and a pair of exhaust tips. At sides, the crossover reveals sloped roof and 18-inch alloy wheels, which will most likely be standard for the SUV. Unlike the Q3, the 2020 Q4 will most probably use Audi’s S line suspension system, new bumpers, and bigger air intakes.
Inside, the 2020 Audi Q4 will mirror the Q3’s cabin, so you can expect seating for five, perhaps a slightly modest cargo space, an identical dashboard, and touchscreen infotainment system. Of course, the luxury SUV will not lack extras such as gesture control, wireless smartphone charging, keyless start, stop, and entry, MMI navigation with 3D satellite, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Stay tuned for updates.