Instead of the Audi Q5, Audi showed its ugly Cross Cabriolet Quattro concept at the 2007 LA Auto Show. But settle down my babies; Audi’s Chief Johan de Nysschen says that the Q5 will be arriving in the first quarter of 2009 as volume brand like the A4. So that means you can expect pricing to be somewhat affordable.
According to Nysschen, projected Q5 sales are in the range of 24,000 to 40,000 vehicles annually.
“It will be positioned in a segment of the market that’s growing quite rapidly: luxury and more compact SUVS and crossovers,” de Nysschen said.
Motors in Europe are expected to range from 204-hp 2.0TDI to 3.0TDI diesels and even a possible 4.2FSI gasoline units. When it hits the U.S., you can expect to find either VW/Audi”s corporate 2.0FSI Turbo 4-cylinder or 3.2 V6 for starters.
The Audi Q5 will take on BMWs X3, as well as the upcoming Cadillac BRX we recently showed you, the Infiniti EX35 and the Mercedes GLK.
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