Audi considering new supercar and compact SUV for U.S. market
Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president of Audi of America, told AutoWeek that the compact SUV would be a “lifestyle” product, similar to Toyota's RAV4. The new vehicle would be positioned below the recently revealed Q5, which is set to go on sale early next year.
Audi is working on a new Q3 but because of deal with Nissan where the “Q” badge can only be used on the Q5 and Q7 the new compact SUV would likely get a new name in the U.S.
De Nysschen wasn’t willing to reveal details about the new supercar but a Spider convertible version of the R8 is due as well as a high-performance V10 model and both of these are likely to be earmarked for the U.S.
2010 Audi Q3 SUV rendering