The rumors finally appear to be true! So, sometime during next year, we are hoping to see the eagerly expected Audi Q9 model. And, it will go on sale as the 2020 Audi Q9. The new Audi will most likely represent the brand’s flagship SUV model and will stand above the latest Audi Q8 SUV. As for its design, we assume that it will share many styling cues with other brand’s models in the lineup while the interior will most likely be in the top of the class. This means that it will be made of premium materials and it will get the top-notch equipment.
Beneath the hood, it will be available with several strong engines, but the latest news has also confirmed the introduction of the all new-plug-in hybrid engine as well. There will also be the high-performance RS Q9 model which will be able to make up to 680 horses. Moreover, the new Defender should be offered in several trim levels and several body styles too.
The engines and performances of the new 2020 Audi Q9
According to the latest news, the manufacturer will launch the all-new 2020 Audi Q9. However, at the moment there aren’t many details about its powertrain or performance. However, it is expected to receive several types of engines to choose from. So, the one option is going to be a 3.0-liter V-6 unit. The engine should be capable of producing 333 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will be able to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. And its top speed will be limited to 130 mph. This unit will be rated at 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Furthermore, according to some sources, the newest Audi might also get a more powerful engine. And it is expected to be a V-8 engine which will have the output of more than 400 horses. As well, the range-topping RS Q9 should use the strongest unit which is expected to generate around 680 horsepower. Moreover, according to some rumors, the manufacturer is also planning to equip it with a plug-in hybrid engine which should be the most fuel-efficient version in the lineup.
The exterior design of the 2020 Audi Q9
Although the manufacturer still hasn’t officially confirmed the production of the new 2020 Audi Q9, the latest news has confirmed that the new Audi Q9 will share many styling cues with the rest of the Audi’s SUV lineup. So, the front fascia of the 2020 Audi Q9 will be very similar to the one found on the Audi Q8 model. So, there should be brand’s familiar grille but which should be larger than those on other models and attractive headlamps equipped with quality LED lighting. The taillights should be offered with LED lighting also.
On the other hand, we can also expect it to be a bit different compared to the other sport utility vehicles in the lineup and it should get some unique styling cues. So, it will feature a sleeker design and more modern and stylish look. Furthermore, the new Audi Q9 will offer a wide range of exterior colors which will give it a unique and modern appearance. As well, it should be offered with several designs of the wheels for more premium look.
The interior design of the upcoming 2020 Audi Q9
As far as the interior design is concerned, there are no many details considering 2020 Audi Q9. However, what we can say for sure is that the new Audi will be equipped with high-quality material and several color combinations depending on a trim level. The Q9 will definitively provide excellent comfort, great spaciousness for all the occupants, and modern cabin. The seats will be more comfortable and will most likely be upholstered in leather, even in the base trim. The upcoming Q9 will most likely be offered with three rows of seats so it will be able to place up to seven or eight passengers.
The dashboard will be wide, functional, and it should be fitted with the new and larger touchscreen for the latest infotainment system. The higher trim levels are very likely to get a digital instrument cluster in front of the driver and heated front seats as well. Furthermore, we can expect plenty of modern standard and optional features and a wide range of safety systems.
Release date and price of the 2020 Audi Q9
Based on the latest news, the new 2020 Audi Q9 should arrive in showrooms sometime in 2020 while it should be first presented to the world a bit earlier. But this information still needs to be officially confirmed. When it comes to pricing, there is still no any precise information. But we will know more about its price after the carmaker’s official announcement.