Report: Audi has signed-off on BMW X6 competitor, considering X4 competitor as well

2011 Audi Q7

We’ve previously heard reports that Audi has plans to offer a competitor to the BMW X6. Walter de’ Silva, design boss at Audi has now confirmed that Audi has officially signed off on plans for the X6 competitor but declined to say when the car will hit dealerships.

In an interview with Automotive News Europe, de’ Silva said that Audi may even do a challenger to the upcoming BMW X4, but nothing has been signed off as of yet. Sources say that BMW will start selling the X4 in 2014.

Known as the Q6, the BMW X6 competitor would fit between the Q7 and the Q5 in Audi’s lineup.

“We will definitely launch a sportier crossover in between the Q7 and Q5,” de’ Silva said.

Audi has goals to pass BMW as the top-selling luxury brand by 2015.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News