Audi finally started working on a new crossover. Yes, a long time rumored Q4 coupe-SUV has been spied testing for the first time a few hours ago and we were there to catch the very first prototype. As you can see, the carmaker used heavy camouflage, so it’s still pretty hard to figure out what’s beneath. Still, taking into account that the 2020 Audi Q4 is going to share a lot with the new Q3, we assume that the newcomer is going to feature pretty much the same front-end styling as its closest sibling. Though, some rumors say that the exterior design is going to mirror the Q8. More precisely, the 2020 Q4 will reportedly be just a shrunken version of Audi’s topping coupe-SUV.
Either way, even now is clear that the all-new coupe SUV features different rooflines that are more sloped towards the back. The specific rear-end shape will probably create a slight handicap for the driver’s visibility, but we are sure that the automaker is going to resolve the issue somehow. If not, the problem will be as bad as it is with the biggest rivals from BMW and Mercedes, and their sale figures say that buyers don’t care a lot for the rear visibility.
The 2020 Audi Q4 will use the same MQB platform as the Q3. However, the new coupe-SUV will be slightly larger. According to our insiders, the vehicle will be 110mm longer than today’s Q3, which means that there will be enough space inside, including decent cargo capacity. Car’s cabin will be tech-friendly of course. The manufacturer will most probably use full-HD instrument displays and a 9.2-inch touchscreen navigation monitor. We also expect gesture control functions, smartphone charging, and the latest connectivity features.
Under the hood, the new coupe-SUV will be paired with a range of engines. The list includes 1.5-liter gasoline and diesel mills, as well as updated versions of 2.0-liter units. The automaker will not skip the chance to offer the RS Q4 sometime later which will most definitely be coupled with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo that pumps out up to 400 horsepower.
According to Audi, the 2020 Q4 will make its debut sometime in 2019, so we should see plenty of testing prototypes in the coming months.
Some reports say that the carmaker is reconsidering a different nameplate for the upcoming vehicle. Yes, Q4 will reportedly be named the Q3 Sportback, but we highly doubt in the theory.