Here's what you have to look forward to from Audi this year.
Automakers rarely provide insight into their future model reveals in order to maintain the element of surprise and avoid speculation. Sometimes we receive subtle hints to help us piece together an automaker's plans and other times we have the whole kit and kaboodle dropped right at our feet.
This is exactly what happened during an Audi Q3 reveal in Spain, where Periodismo Del Motor obtained a product map showing all of the German automaker's planned reveals for the 2019 model year. This map gives us a great idea of what models we can expect to see from Audi in 2019, although since it was shown in Spain, it may not be 100% representative of what we will get in the United States.
Audi has broken its reveals down into four quarters, which include 18 reveals over the next 12 months. The first quarter contains several facelifted models like the R8, TT, and SQ2 (that last one won't be offered in the US). First quarter reveals will also include the important arrival of Audi's all-electric e-tron SUV. Quarter two is a bit more interesting with the A6 Allroad, which will be based on the A6 Avant. Unlike the other reveals in Q2 - the TT RS and RS5 Sportback - we aren't sure if the A6 Allroad will be sold in the US market.
The second half of the year is much more jammed packed with 11 of the 18 reveals. The third quarter begins with the reveal of the facelifted Q7 SUV and plug-in hybrid e-tron versions of the Q5 and A7. In the second half of the third quarter, Audi will show off a facelifted A4, the all-new Q3-based Q4, and the highly-anticipated RS7 Sportback. The RS7 is expected to arrive with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with over 600 horsepower.
The last quarter includes some of the most interesting reveals, including a plug-in e-tron version of the A8. There will also be a Sportback of the electric e-tron and an all-new A3. An updated RS Q3 will also arrive, though we doubt it will be offered in the US. Finally, the product map shows the all-new RS6 Avant, which our sources say will be sold in the US for the first time ever in 2020. We wish this product map was specifically for the US but it may still give us some insights into what we will see from Audi this year.