Audi’s lineup of crossovers and SUVs is growing rapidly. Many experts are wondering if there is a place for another SUV. The German automaker clearly thinks positive. The upcoming 2021 Audi Q9 will be the latest addition, according to reports.
The future model should be larger and more luxurious than the company’s flagship Q8 SUV. If the reports are correct, this three-row SUV will compete against Mercedes GLS and BMW X7. Moreover, the RS variant is a possibility, as well. Finally, this model should arrive by the end of 2020.
2021 Q9 Rendering Photos
We must say that Audi’s rapid expansion of crossovers and SUVs is impressive. German carmaker obviously has no plans to stop. New 2021 Audi Q9 will be the latest addition. Whatsoever, Audi covers every segment, from classic sedans to wagons, sports cars, and SUVs. Q8 is already introduced, along with the Q4 model. The next step is Q9. The famous designer X-Tomi completed the newest renderings of what should be the new Q9 model.
Virtually, a new SUV will look futuristic, and it will arrive as a five-door model. The sloping roofline, larger wheels, and stylish appearance are the highlights of the all-new model. The electric powertrain is a suggestion that no one believes in. However, a couple of rumors are suggesting otherwise. See it for yourself.
What About Engine Options?
Audi is currently working on Q8 RS that will deliver over 500 horsepower. Even the 2021 Audi Q9 could arrive with the RS variant. Possibly, it will use the very same engine as the Q8. Furthermore, the electric powertrain is probable for the Q8 SUV.
On the other hand, the 2021 Q9 could get a hybrid variant, but nothing greener than that. As for the conventional powertrain, a 3.0-liter V6 is the most likely candidate. This engine is good for 300 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it comes with an AWD system.
2021 Audi Q9 Price
In the future, Q8 will be the flagship model, no doubt about it. This SUV will cost around $84,000. Larger and more luxurious 2021 Audi Q9 will inevitably cost more when it arrives. Some rumors are suggesting the price of $90,000. We are still waiting for more specific details about the hybrid and RS versions.
Arrival Date, Competition
The upcoming three-row SUV will hit the dealerships at the end of 2020. The brand-new 2021 Audi Q9 will compete against established models such as BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The production will start in Bratislava, Slovakia, in the near future.