The Audi is a top choice for the luxury automobile buyers worldwide. The German Carmaker strives to make vehicles that cater to target buyers and excel in terms of performance, amenities, and technology. While Audi already has contenders in compact, midsize luxury SUV segment, it now plans to invade into full-sized luxury SUV niche. This is a segment that has hitherto been dominated mostly by rivals like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. That is precisely the reason the company is all set to introduce a bigger sibling to the popular Q7 model. The Audi Q9 is set for its debut and it will have stunning design and advanced safety features, as per the industry sources. It will be biggest ever SUV made by the brand.
Audi Q9 – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The Q9 is going to be a flagship model for Audi and so the company is particular about its design. While details are not yet known it is quite certain that the company will develop the Q9 on the much touted MLB Evo platform of VW group. Like the other Crossover SUVs in Audi stable, the Q9 will have a blend of both sharp creases and rounded curves on its body, with signature Audi grille in front. The head and tail lamps are likely to be Led powered in sync with the revamped Q range. It may be sold in three trims- Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
The cabin of upcoming Audi Q9 will have a classy and plush look about it. Since it is a full sized SUV, there is likely to be space for 7 adults. A lot of quality leather and soft touch materials are likely to be used in the cabin. The seats will have options for heating and ventilation but it may not come as standard across all trims. Other amenities that are expected include tri-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, and rearview mirror, top end music system from Bose and Panoramic sunroof. The display panel will have support for Smartphone integration. Its cabin may also have ambient lighting.
The flagship SUV from Audi, aka the Q9 is likely to come loaded with latest safety features and infotainment options. Trim wise the upholstery may vary. Safety options include multiple airbags, Anti-lock braking, electronic stability control, traction control, Tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert. The inclusion of HD radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is ideal for geeks.
Audi Q9 – Powerful Engine and Performance
Competing with the likes of Mercedes GLB, Cadillac Escalade, and Range Rover Sport is no cakewalk. So, Audi is likely to use really powerful engines in the upcoming Q9. It may be powered by the tried and tested 6 cylinders 3.0-liter. The engines are likely to be mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission unit. Audi has not said anything about introducing any hybrid drive train in future.
Audi Q9 – Pricing and Availability
Audi has not revealed anything about the final price of the Q9. It is likely that Audi Q9 price will be close to $ 50,000 mark. Adding packages may take the price upwards. Its release date is expected sometime during 2018.
The Audi Q9 is all set to create a storm in the luxury full-size SUV segment. It will have a classy and sleek design. From in cabin amenities to safety features- it will leave most buyers fulfilled. The engine is also powerful enough to cater to diverse usage needs. With suitable pricing, Audi can just produce a winner and give the German and US rivals a run for their money.