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    1. 01-07-2019 02:42 PM #1
      Nothing obscures this sloped-roof prototype

      We got our first glimpse of the 2020 Audi Q4 luxury crossover last month, but we didn't get the best look because of various objects in the way of the vehicle. This latest batch of spy shots makes up for that, giving us crisp, clear, unobscured views of the sporty little Audi.

      From the front, it's clear that the Q4 will share the Q3's fascia. The lights and lower grilles appear to be identical between the two crossovers. It's possible the center grille is a touch wider, but that could be an optical illusion from the camouflage.

      The roofline is what really distinguishes the Q4 from the Q3. The roof is clearly lower than on the more traditional Q3, and it drops into a fastback shape toward the rear. It's the same idea that we've seen on the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe, but this is one of the most angular and chiseled takes on the design concept we've seen so far. In fact, in profile, it looks a bit like a Lamborghini Urus.

      Seeing as the Q4 is sharing major parts of the latest Q3 on the outside, we expect the same goes for under the skin. That means two versions of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 184 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, or 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both of these will be connected to an 8-speed automatic and an all-wheel-drive system. We also expect to see the Q4 unveiled sometime this year, especially as Audi said it should go into production this year. We probably won't see the Q4 show up at U.S. dealers until early next year at the soonest, though, since the Q3 doesn't launch here until later in 2019.
      https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/04/...er-spy-photos/






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      01-07-2019 02:51 PM #2
      An even less practical Q3.... brilliant!!!!

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      01-07-2019 03:19 PM #3
      So it's a A5 hatchy sedan on stilts? Lame.

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      01-07-2019 03:20 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      An even less practical Q3.... brilliant!!!!
      Same for the X4 and GLC, Audi just wants to catch up on the Coupe SUV (those 2 words sound like they don't even belong next to each other...) market.
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      01-07-2019 03:36 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by [spoon] View Post
      So it's a A5 hatchy sedan on stilts? Lame.

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      01-07-2019 03:36 PM #7
      Remember when Audi made good-looking SUVs?
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      Remember when Audi made good-looking SUVs?
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      That's the only one that came to my mind too

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      01-07-2019 04:47 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
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      01-07-2019 05:07 PM #12
      I don't get it. There's a market segment between the Q3 and Q5?
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      01-07-2019 05:34 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Gaki View Post
      I don't get it. There's a market segment between the Q3 and Q5?
      A fastback roofed Q3, basically. I'd personally consider them the same dang car and market segment, the Q4 just having less headroom. Like the S5 Sportback vs S5 Coupe, except in that case I think the Sportback has more rear room.

      Honestly I'd like to see a Q6 first, but the smaller ones are hot right now.
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      01-07-2019 06:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      An even less practical Q3.... brilliant!!!!
      Wait, so Audi can make multiple less practical A3 bodystyles but if an alternate version of Q3 has slightly less headroom, it is somehow crime of the century?

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      01-07-2019 06:55 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      A fastback roofed Q3, basically. I'd personally consider them the same dang car and market segment, the Q4 just having less headroom. Like the S5 Sportback vs S5 Coupe, except in that case I think the Sportback has more rear room.

      Honestly I'd like to see a Q6 first, but the smaller ones are hot right now.
      It is kind of weird that Audi has left the Q6 unaddressed. But I suspect the reason it got put on the back burner is because Porsche Macan exists, which basically fills that role under the bigger VW Group picture.

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      01-07-2019 07:03 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      It is kind of weird that Audi has left the Q6 unaddressed. But I suspect the reason it got put on the back burner is because Porsche Macan exists, which basically fills that role under the bigger VW Group picture.
      I doubt that’s the reason honestly. The Q8 and Cayenne basically do the same thing.
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      01-07-2019 07:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Remember when Audi made good-looking SUVs?
      No.

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      01-07-2019 07:25 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      I doubt that’s the reason honestly. The Q8 and Cayenne basically do the same thing.
      Yes, but the Q8 came 16 years after Cayenne... and nearly a year after the 3rd gen Cayenne hit showroom. My point is that I think Q4 probably has slightly higher priority than Q6... we likely won't see a Q6 until 2nd gen Macan is out and Macan just received a mid cycle facelift so it still has 2 or 3 years to go before a new one.

    20. 02-14-2019 12:52 PM #19
      A traditional Audi Q4 crossover with an internal combustion engine has burbled in the background for two years, a recent product roadmap showing a launch in the third quarter of this year. The Ingolstadt carmaker just teased another variant, a Q4 E-Tron that it will bring to the Geneva Motor Show next month. The brand didn't have much to say about it, but expectations are that it will be about the size of the last-gen Q3, and sell for around the price of a well-stocked current Q3. Production should commence sometime next year, deliveries to commence in late 2020 or early 2021.

      The sketches show sufficient design ties to the full-sized E-Tron SUV, but even discounting the gargantuan wheels, the Q4 E-Tron looks a lot more hot-blooded. The interior plays up the excitement, mimicking the cabin of the E-Tron GT in smaller scale.

      The production version will sit on the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform, one of the five platforms in Audi's e-mobility plans that will also support the VW I.D. lineup and coming Seat and Skoda models. Slotting under the E-Tron on the electric side, and the Q3 and Q5 on the ICE side, Audi wants to hit the market ahead of premium compact competition coming in the Tesla Model Y, electric Volvo XC40, and junior entries from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Based on our drive of the E-Tron, an EV Q4 could possess interior space to rival a Q5.

      A smaller electric Q2 is supposedly on the way, too, built on the same MQB platform as the departed Volkswagen e-Golf, but intended only for China.

      It's said Q4 E-Tron will port in the same strategy of three battery choices planned for the VW I.D. line. At some point, VW will reveal details on capacities and ranges. Until then, observers think the base model will come with a 48-kWh battery and around 200 miles of range, the most powerful battery good for more than 300 miles.
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      02-14-2019 01:26 PM #20
      This is an X2 and GLA competitor, not surprising to see Audi follow those guys down this path

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