Audi’s burgeoning SUV lineup is set to expand even further in three years’ time with the introduction of the all-new Q4.
The stylish five-seater has been designed to take on the Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Riding on Volkswagen Group’s flexible MQB platform, which also underpins the Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf, as well as the upcoming second-generation Q3; the Q4 is set to hit the market in 2019 following the new Q6.
With the next-generation Q3 growing in size to accommodate the upcoming Q2, Audi insiders have revealed the Q4 will measure at least 4,500mm in length, making it around 110mm longer than today’s Q3.
The Q4’s styling is expected to be heavily influenced by the Audi TT Offroad concept shown here, featuring a swooping roofline and liftback-style tailgate.
Inside, expect full-HD instruments, gesture control capability, a 9.2-in touchscreen infotainment system and the latest connectivity functions.
Motivation is set to come from a new generation of 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, along with updated version of today’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel mills. A range-topping RS Q4 featuring Audi’s all-new 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol engine with up to 294kW is also on the cards.
An environmentally friendly plug-in petrol-electric Q4 e-tron model will be joining the lineup as well. It will have an electric-only range of up to 50km to meet China’s green vehicle regulations.