Audi’s second-generation Q3 crossover is definitely one of the most handsome compacts in its segment. The automaker also made it slightly larger in order to create a more competitive model for North America. Finally, the SUV is loaded with a range of the latest technologies, which will make it safer and more fun to drive. Still, if you think this is the last word from Audi when it comes to compact segment, you are so wrong, because the German manufacturer is currently working on all-new coupe-SUV that’s going to be introduced next year as the 2020 Audi Q4. The smooth-looking vehicle has been rumored for a while, but it was never seen until today. Yes, the completely camouflaged prototype we’ve managed to catch is actually the four-ringed coupe-SUV, and this is what I know about it at the moment:
It’s still unclear how exactly is going to look the 2020 Q4, but according to the automaker, the vehicle will have a lot in common with the larger Q8. More precisely, the automaker will not skip the chance to add its signature octagonal grille which will definitely be the most dominant detail in the front. The grille will be flanked by a pair of ultra-aggressive LED headlights, which are going to mirror the Q3’s lights. The crossover appears to feature quite prominent shoulders, while the rear end of the roof seems to be sloped, yet more fastback than coupe-styled.
The 2020 Audi Q4 will share the MQB platform with the Q3, but it will definitely add a few inches in length and between wheels. This way, the coupe-SUV will be able to offer at least as much interior space as the Q3. Regarding the cabin, the automaker will make it fully-digital without any doubt. Plus, the vehicle will be coupled with the latest driver assistance systems. Of course, Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and the larger of two MMI touchscreen infotainment displays with be optional.
Beneath the hood, the Euro-specs Q4 will be fitted with a range of four-cylinder mills, including both gasoline and diesel options. On the other hand, the U.S.-specs 2020 Audi Q4 will only receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected I-4 engine. Still, the mill will come in two states of tune, so the potential buyers are going to be able to choose between the entry-level unit that develops 184 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, and the more powerful mill that pumps out 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. Both choices will be coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. When the carmaker decides to make the topping RS Q4 version sometime in 2020, the SUV will come fitted with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder mill that produces 400 hp.