Report: Audi of America’s president hints at more RS models, talk autonomous cars and EVs

Automobile Magazine recently sat down to speak with Audi of America’s President, Scott Keogh, along with the company’s Director of Product Management, Filip Brabec.

And in that interview, Keogh reportedly hinted at the possibility of some incoming, new RS models for the United States.

“We’re looking to significantly expand the presence of RS in the United States,” Keogh said, though without specificity, obviously.

Though weeding through his words, Keogh suggested some old models could see some successors in the states, “and then some.”

We’re not exactly sure what new RS models would make their return to the US, but we’ve certainly missed our fair share of models as Audi teased us with many Europe-only RS offerings, such as the RS3, RS4 and RS6 models.

If we had any inclination however, it would be the RS4 Avant since a rumor back in July of 2015 from CARandDRIVER suggested Audi could bring the RS4 back to our shores in the form of a wagon.

Either way, it’s some exciting news to hear since we’ve been longing to see some hot RS models come in greater numbers to our shores.

Alternatively, Automobile also spoke to Keogh and Brabec on the topic of electric vehicles and autonomous cars. Keogh himself is a supporter of more EVs in Audi’s lineup as he believes Ingolstadt could benefit form up to a 25 percent increase in sales from EVs within the next 10 years.

He also confirmed to be working with Audi to build a network of charging stations, similarly to Tesla’s Supercharger network.

As for autonomous cars, Keogh seeks to make Audi a leader and innovator in the field, though he said that fully autonomous cars are still a solid ways away from hitting local showrooms.

Feel like getting the dirty on Automobile’s entire interview, head on over and have a read.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Automobile

 

 


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