Audi is looking to bring out a new rival to the BMW X6 in form of the Q6 which has already gone under production.
The confirmation of the Audi Q6 crossover comes after BMW announced that they will bring out two new vehicles of the same type, the X4 and the X2.
The news has been coming for a while now, with Walter de Silva, the Head of Volkswagen Group Design said that a new crossover which adopts a sporty edge will be made available soon on the market.
BMW’s X6’s design
The design of the car could be a major factor in swaying customers away from the BMW X6. Although the car does look unique, it has received some bad reviews and many believe the car looks quite strange and odd.
Success in Europe but not in America for the X4
The BMW X6 was launched throughout Europe in 2008, classed as a premium SUV like the X1, X3 and X5. The BMW X6 proved to a success this year despite being designed the way it is. The car managed to out sell the Audi Q7 and rise to fifth in terms of European premium SUV sales. The BMW X6 has not performed quite so well in America. Just 5,436 of them were sold throughout the country which makes it one the companies least popular vehicles over in America.
Apparent engine choices
The Audi Q6 appears to be quite broad from the images released. The engine choices include a 220 BHP 2.0 litre turbocharged unit, a 300 BHP turbocharged V6 as well as a 252 BHP 3.0 litre turbodiesel V6.
A further SUV may be added too named the Audi Q4, which will naturally slot in between the Audi Q5 and the Q3. If released, it will rival the future release of the BMW X4 which is due to be released globally in 2014.
Where will the Audi Q6 fit?
Audi are standing toe to toe with the world’s largest luxury auto manufacturer in the SUV market. Their Audi Q5 and Q7 variants have proven to a major success throughout the world. Will the Q6 have the same type of impact?
Does the Audi Q6 have a huge demand? Is the market ready for such a vehicle? It will be purchased to those who have an acquired taste for these particular types of vehicles. Aren’t the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 enough for now?