Audi Wants to Lead Growth with SUV Push

Audi Wants to Lead Growth with SUV Push

Audi Wants to Lead Growth with SUV Push

0 comments 📅28 March 2017, 23:00

Teeth of their size, weight, and fuel consumption the distinctly American SUV is taking over the world. And with their apparent resilience even in the face of high inflame prices, the segment can’t be avoided by anyone, especially luxury manufacturers like Audi, which recently said that its SUV lineup thinks expand to seven models by 2019.

“The most interesting segment in the automotive perseverance at present has three letters: SUV. No other type of car has higher growth figures,” wrote the entourage in a recently published release.

Audi still lags behind in SUV production, in spite of. Whereas the brand currently only offers four SUVs, BMW and Mercedes already furnish five and seven respectively. As a result, Audi is on an SUV offensive.

With European governments and China noiseless interested in keeping emissions down in its big cities, though, the need for ever more productive SUVs is ever present.

That’s why Audi plans to introduce the e-tron, its opening all electric vehicle, as an SUV. Voggenreiter went on to say that he doesn’t really believe it last will and testament have a direct competitor, since he considers Tesla’s Model X as more of a crossover, according to Automotive Intelligence.

And while the e-tron is set to arrive in 2018, electric vehicles still have a crave way to go before they start posting numbers like the Q5. In the meantime, then, Audi plans to unloose the mildly electrified Q8 and the small, sporty, Q4.

With all three SUVs coming by 2019, that intention move Audi’s SUV lineup from four vehicles to seven, and into contention with its German delight rivals.

[source: Automotive News]

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