Makes good sense– besides, BMW as well as Mercedes-Benz are also adding new tall-roof four-wheel drive versions such as the BMW X2 and also X4 as well as the Mercedes MLC and also GLA. However Audi intends to eclipse its rivals by preparing an also bigger option of soft-roaders; seven Q cars– isn’t that as well much of a great point? Do not several of these variants cannibalize each various other? Are the private quantities really huge enough to necessitate sustainable earnings? Predictably, the product planners from Ingolstadt know with these arguments. The idea is to tweak the odd-numbered designs more toward a SUV DNA by including more ground clearance, all-season tires, go-anywhere body cladding, bespoke bumpers, and adventure-oriented trim degrees. However don't expect hardcore design things like a low-range transfer instance or mechanical differential locks. Quite various in personality as well as appearance, the Q2, Q4, Q6, as well as Q8 are currently being made from the ground up. Method to this end include a reduced roofline, an accordingly smaller greenhouse, faster windscreen and also backlight angles, mildly flared fenders, even more chrome, and bigger wheels shod with on-road-biased tires. 0-liter V-6 TDI and also a 400-hp 4. 0-liter V-8 from the S6/S7/S8. The thinking behind this relocation? Since the VW Team has sufficient premium coupes as well as sedans supplied by Porsche as well as Bentley, Audi needs to try to get the next A8 100-percent right as opposed to investing big on a hazardously little particular niche. In 2018, Audi is tipped to launch the Q4 that will be followed in 2019 by the second-generation Q3. Considering that BMW as well as Mercedes have actually started comparable development plans, one asks yourself whether there will certainly be enough takers for that glut of rather hefty and dehydrated crossover automobiles, which, incidentally, are already dealing with an unexposed social approval crisis.