Audi kills production plans for Roadjet concept

It’s been some time since Audi has been trailing behind other luxury auto makers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus in the United States. The company is headed towards a more aggressive and dynamic look with recent launches such as the Audi R8 and the Audi S5 and A5. Now Audi is killing production plans of the Roadjet concept that it unveiled at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show.

Sources are telling Automotive News that Audi feels that the Roadjet, which would have been positioned above the A4, doesn’t fit with the company’s new agressive image. The German auto maker has already almost tripled its U.S. sales from 34,160 in 1997 to 90,116 in 2006. Not only that, Audi is set to double its model count by 2015.

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