Big things are ahead of the new 2019 Audi Q9. Bosses have huge expectations from the SUV. Dimensions of the Q9 will be the largest in the family and this model could appear with a diesel engine. This is an interesting move by the company that struggles recently because of faked emission reports for their diesel engines. Well, we will know soon if this is for real. Furthermore, Audi has many other plans for the SUV, which is still a concept. Coupe version, SQ9, and much more will draw attention during the next season.
Audi Q8 is the latest addition by the German carmaker. However, this SUV is not going to be the largest for too long. The 2019 Audi Q9 is taking its position with bigger dimensions and more luxurious offer. The new SUV will be a rival to high-end premium models, such as Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. Everything we saw on other Audi cars and SUVs will be on the higher level – engine, appearance, interior features, and systems…
2019 Audi Q9 Concept
The 2019 Audi Q9 is the next biggest SUV by the German company. They are busy at the moment with final work on the Q8. The same platform will be used for the Q9. But, the upcoming model will upgrade everything.
First of all, the Q9 will be longer and wider than its sibling. Also, its look will suffer some changes. While we can call the Q8 a classic SUV, the upper model is more aggressive and appealing. It is more like a coupe SUV.
Company’s goal is to create a vehicle that will stun all enthusiasts and fans. It is not an easy task and it could take time. The good thing is that Audi has a concept and they are already building the Q8 on that architecture. The 2019 Audi Q9 will pick up all pros and cons and fix all issues its smaller sibling shows.
2019 Audi Q9 Specs and Diesel Engine
The main question is – what will power the 2019 Audi Q9? Well, this is still just a concept vehicle and the German carmaker still has a lot of time to make decisions. However, since it is the biggest vehicle in the lineup, it will definitely get a large displacement. A supercharged V-6 the Q7 is using is not good enough. We believe the Q9 must get a V-8 to be competitive with class-leading models. Engineers in Audi are aware of this.
The only V8 currently available on Audi SUVs is diesel unit for SQ7. However, this model can’t appear in the US. But, with some tuning, the German carmaker could meet requirements of demanding market.
We won’t be surprised if the 2019 Audi Q9 appears as a hybrid. The entire automotive industry is becoming greener. Audi is developing the brand-new e-tron SUV. Well, the Q9 is not going to be all-electric right from the start. But in the future, it is very possible, especially if it gets a hybrid in 2019.
One of its main competitors, Bentley, announced the Bentayga hybrid for the next season. Audi could respond immediately with a 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid. But again, no one knows what combination could be possible for this large SUV. In this case, a V-8 is hard to happen. Instead, a V-6 and electric motors would be enough for high output of power and good mpg rating.
2019 Audi SQ9
Top model of the 2019 Audi Q9 lineup will be the SQ9. This performance-oriented SUV must burst over 550 horsepower to make a strong first impression. After this, everything will be much easier. However, Audi is not offering an SQ7 in the US. This is not going to be the case with SQ9 since the market is expecting it. With such a monster, the 2019 Audi Q9 would establish itself as one of the major players in the United States. However, as for the standard SUV, we can’t know what could lay under the hood of the 2019 Audi SQ9.
2019 Audi Q9 Release Date
The new 2019 Audi Q9 will appear first as a concept. During the next season, we will see this SUV’s premiere at some of the big auto shows in the US. But, the German carmaker is not going to unveil too much. We hope that the production of the largest SUV in the family is starting soon. The first models rolling from factory lines could come late in 2019 or in 2020.
We are still waiting for official pricing of the new Audi Q8. With this information available, we can speculate about the next big SUV. Well, the Q8 is going to be more expensive than the Audi Q7, which starts at $50,000. The cheapest 2019 Audi Q9 could cost $65,000-$70,000. The SQ9 version will cost over $100k. Do not be surprised if it starts at $150,000.