« BMW to show X1 and Crossman concepts at Paris | Home Page | GM to consider selling Hummer »

Audi considering new supercar and compact SUV for U.S. market

By Yoann Besnard on 5 June 2008 | Commentaires (2) Comments | Permalink

Audi_r8 Audi’s US CEO Johan de Nysschen has revealed that the German carmaker is considering two new models to the current lineup, a compact SUV and a supercar.

Audi has set an ambitious plan to increase its sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2015 and the American market is a key market to reach the sales goal. The German carmaker still needs to catch BMW and Mercedes in terms of sales. Like the two other carmakers, Audi plans to to catch up with its competitors by launching two new models, a compact SUV and a supercar.

The compact SUV would be a lifestyle model similar to what Toyota did with the first-generation RAV4. Rumoured to be the future Q3, it would reinforce the company SUV’s lineup and would likely share its underpinnings with the next-generation A3. However, the compact SUV won’t be called Q3 as a result of the deal signed with Nissan over the use of the “Q” badge. The deal authorizes Audi to only use the “Q’ letter for the Q5 and Q7 on the American market.

The mentioned supercar raises concerns regarding its veracity. Even though it is revealed by Audi’s US CEO, how would BMW fit another supercar in its range without taking on the Lamborghini Gallardo or Murcielargo? Maybe Nysschen talked about the R8 Spider and V10 versions.


Posted by: Tiger balm | Aug 30, 2008 11:32:42 AM

The Best ! Very nice and sport car. Thank for this post.


Posted by: Tiger balm | Nov 6, 2008 4:50:21 AM

Do you know a price of this car ?
Fantastique, very beautifull


Post a comment