Audi is still testing the new Q4. But, the most recent photos
are unveiling the look of the crossover SUV. The model is very
similar to Q3. But, there are
still a lot of differences to make it unique. First of all, the
2020 Audi Q4 will be a coupe-SUV. The sloped roofline is making
it aggressive and stylish. The front fascia is announcing some
details new for the German carmaker. Finally, the renders are
showing larger wheels under the arches. This will probably be
one of the options, while the entry-level model is getting
Under the hood of the 2020 Audi Q4 will be the same drivetrains
as for the Q3. The first
edition is probably missing to launch SQ or RS model. However,
in future, be sure that performance-oriented crossover SUV is
taking the place in the lineup. More similarities between
Q3 and Q4
we will find inside the cockpit. The Q3 is still a fresh
model, launched in 2018, so it uses a lot of modern features
that are still up to date. All in all, the Q4 will be an
improved version of its closest sibling.
2020 Audi Q4 Design
At this moment, we know a few things about the upcoming
crossover SUV. Renders are not enough, but these images are
confirming earlier rumors. Definitely, the 2020 Audi Q4 will be
a coupe-like model. We saw before the German company turning
Q8 to the
coupe version of Q7. Now, the
similar transformation of Q3 is on the way.
However, there are more changes to make this model a part of
the independent lineup.
Besides the roofline, the changes take effect on the rear end.
Liftgate, bumper, exhaust tips are revisited. The size of the
Audi Q4 will be very similar to its stablemate. But, the wheels
on the render photos seems to be 19- or 20-inches. These sizes
are available at top of the line offers for Q3. So, the base Q4
could use either 16- or 17-inch wheels.
Due to the lower roof on the rear end, passengers on back seats
won’t have too much headroom. The compact crossover is not too
generous with space inside, and now the company is cutting the
space. Well, that is the major downside of this model. Besides
it, everything else belongs to the premium segment. The finest
materials are there, top-notch equipment, latest features.
Still, the 2020 Audi Q4 will miss some cargo space as well.
But, for commuting, this should be enough.
We believe that the Audi Q4 will inherit most of the options
from the Q3. The new layout
is there for the subcompact crossover. Designers paid extra
focus to the connectivity features. It seems like the new Q4
and Q8 will
have more options than any other Audi ever. The German company
launched remote control features for most models in 2019. Also,
the virtual cockpit is taking more and more space to show off.
Two trim levels are certain, Premium and Premium Plus. The same
models are there for Q3.
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2020 Audi Q4 Specs
The 2020 Audi Q4 will use a 2.0-liter engine as the base for
every configuration. Besides that, buyers can choose 2WD or
Audi’s famous Quattro system. A six-speed Tiptronic
transmission is standard, while some trims will add a Sport
mode. The engine is capable to produce 200 hp thanks to the
turbochargers. Also, buyers can count on 207 lb-ft of torque.
The configuration will take 6 seconds to hit 60 mph mark. Top
speed of the new Audi Q4 will be 130 mph.
SQ, RS, Hybrid
For now, a 2.0-liter engine is going to be the only option.
However, Audi will have to build a performance-oriented version
to compete with the BMW M lineup. That means in future we will
see either RS or SQ model. Definitely, the 2020 Audi RS Q4
would launch the crossover into the most powerful models in the
segment. The output will go above 300 hp and the price would
jump significantly. The SQ4 would be a lighter version, but
still with significant hp upgrade.
Again, to keep up with competition, Audi will have to think
about the hybrid version as well. The Q3 needs it with
the BMW launching its iX3. Soon, the Bavarian carmaker will
deliver a subcompact model. By then, other companies will have
to respond. Among them is Audi. When the Q3 gets this kind
of engine, the Q4 will also take advantage of it.
2020 Audi Q4 Release Date, Price
Experts are making the first predictions about the price of the
new 2020 Audi Q4. With a tag of $35,000, it would be slightly
more expensive than its closest sibling. Well, for the level of
upgrades and shredded interior, buyers wouldn’t pay for it too
much. Still, the exact pricing list and options will be
available next year. The crossover will hit the showrooms in
the first quarter. The premiere could happen later this year.