Audi has been readying a full-size SUV above the Q7 for quite some time now. The model has been leaked in full ahead of its official debut in China, with spy pictures showing the SUV from all angles and revealing details of its dimensions and engine options.
- New Audi Q6 will be the brand's biggest SUV globally
- Will be sold only in China for now
- Comes with multiple petrol engine options
Audi Q6 SUV: what do the leaked images reveal
While the SUV was speculated to be called the Audi Q9, leaked images confirm that the model will be called Audi Q6. Interestingly, Audi is also developing an all-electric Q6 e-tron SUV that is a completely different model than the Q6 we see here. The Q6 SUV will first go on sale in China and could be seen in other markets in future.
The new Q6 SUV also sports unique design cues, especially up front, with the headlamps being connected by a chrome strip and a slightly altered shape of the grille. The grille inserts also have a new pattern, which could make it to future Audi models. Another pair of large secondary headlamps are placed vertically besides the grille, surrounded by faux aluminum outlines.
On the sides, the new Q6 has a large glasshouse with prominent chrome outlines along with a thick chrome band being placed just aft of the D-pillar. The SUV gets contrast faux aluminum door inserts and chrome inserts on the wing mirrors.
While the interior has not been revealed yet, we expect the Q6 to come with a plush three-row cabin replete with faux aluminum and leather all around, and a loaded feature list that includes multiple airbags, and active as well as passive safety features.
Audi Q6 SUV: dimensions and platform and powertrain
The Q6 is 5,099mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,980mm, which makes it slightly longer than the Q7 sold in India – which is 5,064mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,999mm – making the former the biggest SUV from the carmaker. The Q6 is based on the MQB platform that also underpins the Volkswagen Teramont full-size SUV sold in markets like North America and China. Power comes from a pair of 2.0-litre, TFSI turbo-petrol engines good for 228hp or 264hp depending on the variant, with Audi's Quattro AWD standard on both.
Audi Q6 SUV: details of official unveiling
The new Q6 will see a global premiere this April at the Beijing Auto show in China. There is no news of the model coming to India in the future, but Audi will, however, re-enter the small luxury SUV segment with the Q3 SUV that launches later this year.
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