Audi has officially started development on a new crossover that will go head to head with the BMW X6. The Audi rival will have a similar name as well, Q6 when it arrives in showrooms. The five-seat crossover will be based on the same platform as the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, which both use a short-wheelbase version of the VW Colorado platform.
Rupert Stadler hinted at the crossover at the Geneva Motor Show by saying, “We can imagine a model between the Q5 and the Q7 . . . a coupelike, four-wheel-driven model.”
When the Q6 does go on sale it will be offered with both gasoline and diesel engines. A hybrid is also possible based off the hybrid system that is used in the Touareg and Cayenne.
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