The Ingolstadt carmaker is going to expand its offer with a couple of all-new crossovers in the next year and 2019 Audi Q4 will be one of them. Latest reports suggest that the company is finally about to enter the segment of so-called coupe-like crossover. Arch rivals from Munich and Stuttgart already have such vehicles in their offer. Naturally, Audi wants its piece of cake as well. If you are familiar with the things this carmaker do, you can easily presume that the new crossover will be based on the Audi TT Offroad. This concept had a premiere four years ago in China. It will serve as an inspiration for the all-new Audi Q4, which should become a part of an exclusive company of BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
Audi TT Offroad Concept
As we already mentioned, expect to see 2019 Audi Q4 based on the Audi TT Offroad concept. This crossover had a premiere more than four years ago, at the 2014 Beijing Car Show. As you may presume, it took a lot of inspiration from the popular sports car. You can clearly notice the same aesthetic approach, which is a little bit different compared to the rest of the lineup. Besides numerous resembling details, you can notice a dose of distinctiveness as well. Still, the concept doesn’t go too extreme and pretty much complete layout seems production-friendly. Some of the highlights were a unique design of LED Headlights, while a few advanced safety systems are notable as well.
In terms of mechanics, highlights were under the hood. The concept features an advanced hybrid system built over a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and we definitely expect to see something similar in the upcoming 2019 Audi Q4.
2019 Audi Q4 will be based on the Audi Q3?
Despite the obvious influence of the TT sports car, the Audi Q4 SUV will come significantly different in terms of mechanics. This seems natural, considering that we are talking about a crossover. It wouldn’t be hard to guess that most parts will be shared with the Q3. This small crossover came completely redesigned a year ago. It comes with completely new mechanics, based on the VW’s new, highly modular MQB architecture. The new model is lighter, more agile and efficient.
Without any doubts, the Audi Q4 2019 will benefit in the same way. On the other side, the styling will be significantly different. First of all, this will be a coupe-like crossover. So, expect to see a sloping roof design as one of the most distinctive details. On the other side, things about design language are still unclear. While most experts agree that the 2019 Audi Q4 should stick to the TT Offroad Concept, keep in mind that the Q3 has been redesigned recently. It comes with notably updated VW\s design language, which evolved through these four years.
On the inside, the 2019 Audi Q4 probably won’t have too many things in common with the TT Offroad. The 2014 Concept came with a pretty attractive cabin layout, pretty much identical to the TT sports car. The production model, though, will rely on the new Q3. This means a little bit more conventional cabin. Still, count on lots of style and advanced tech features, including Audi’s new Virtual Cockpit and a plethora of safety and driver-assist systems. In terms of practicality, this crossover sacrifice a bit of an interior space, due to sloping roof design, so expect a little bit tighter rear bench and less cargo volume.
2019 Audi Q4 Powertrain
Latest reports suggest that the 2019 Audi Q4 will feature pretty similar powertrain to one that we saw in the TT Offroad Concept. This means a system based on a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a couple of electric motors, one for each axle. In the concept version, the whole system delivers 408 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. We are pretty sure that the production version will come with a few more powertrain options in the offer. Expect to see conventional, pure gasoline versions as well. Once again, count on a familiar 2.0-liter TSFI engine, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. In Europe, expect the famous 2.0-liter TDI engine as well. Most likely, it will come in a version with 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
German Design, Korean Batteries
Although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, it seems pretty certain that batteries for the new 2019 Audi Q4 Hybrid will come from the Korean giant Samsung. This company has opened a new factory in Hungary. It has a capacity of making more than 50.000 battery packs for hybrid and electric cars per year. Considering that the new 2019 Audi Q4 will be produced in the same country, just 90 minutes away from Samsung’s plant, all this makes perfect sense.
How much will 2019 Audi Q4 cost?
When it comes to the 2019 Audi Q4 price, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Future rivals, BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe have starting prices of around 50.000 and 47.000 dollars, respectively. So, expect similar figures from Audi’s crossover as well. The new model will go on sale next year.