Audi Company decided to expand the SUV lineup with the 2019 Audi Q4. The Q4 model stands between the Q3 and the Q5. This small crossover is going to be built at the Gyor plant in Hungary with the production starting in 2019.
Its design will be based on the Audi TT Offroad Concept which was presented at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. However, some rumors say that it probably won`t use the Concept`s hybrid engine with the output of 408 horses for now.
All in all. the new Audi will be a combination of functionality, elegance and nice power. It will most likely be underpinned with the same platform used in Q3 model. The main rivals of the Q4 will be: Range Rover Evoque, BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2019 Audi Q4 powertrain and performance
Under the hood of the new 2019 Audi Q4 will be placed several types of engine. The first one could be the same engine which powers the current RS3 and RS TT models. It is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI unit. This engine is supposed to be the strongest one offered in Q4 vehicle. It will be able to deliver up to 394 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to hit 62 mph in 4.1 seconds which is great. The top speed of this powertrain will be 155 mph. The engine will be, most likely, mated to a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive system will be standard.
Furthermore, the next option should be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, used in the Q3 too. This one will be able to produce 200 horses and 207 pound-feet of torque. It should be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The AWD configuration is also going to be standard for this engine.
The plug-in hybrid e-tron unit could find the place in the new Audi Q4 too. This powertrain will have the output of 204 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The last one is supposed to be the engine from Volkswagen, and it is a 1.5-liter three cylinder petrol unit.
Design of exterior and interior
The new 2019 Audi Q4 will be ride on the VW Group`s MQB platform which underpins the Audi`s second generation Q3 model. Speaking of the exterior design, the new Audi will have a coupe-style profile. It will feature curved roofline as well. The front fascia will receive a hexagonal chrome grille and attractive LED headlamps which will give it more aggressive appearance. Both front and rear bumper will get sportier design. On the rear, we will also see a pair of large exhaust pipes . Furthermore, it will ride on large alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2019 Audi Q4 will be to be modern, comfortable and well equipped like most of the Audi`s vehicles. We can expect premium materials in the design of the cabin. As well, the cabin will be equipped with latest technology and many safety features. The dashboard will probably receive a 9.2-inch touchscreen and the navigation system too.
Release date and price
2019 Audi Q4 is set to be launched sometime during 2019. When it comes to the pricing, the base model is estimated to be $30,000. However, the price of the top trim levels should be around $40,000.