Audi CEO Bram Schot has confirmed the brand will launch a new coupé-style Q5 Sportback in 2020 as one of “about 20” fresh models lined up for the year.
In his statement on Audi’s annual results 2019 and outlook 2020, Schot confirmed the swoopy roofed Q5 variant – which will take on the likes of the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé – would arrive before the end of the year, along with a facelifted Q2.
“We will present a total of about 20 new models this year, including highlights such as the new A3, the product upgrade of the compact Q2 and also completely new models such as the Q5 Sportback,” he said.
The Q5 Sportback is likely to arrive along with a facelifted version of the standard Q5, mirroring the approach the Ingolstadt-based firm has taken with the latest Q3 and Q3 Sportback. Expect the Q5 Sportback’s engine line-up to match that of the refreshed Q5, with an S-badged version from Audi Sport surely also on the cards.
In his statement, Schot furthermore confirmed Audi planned to offer “four completely new plug-in hybrid models” in 2020.
“This will enable our customers to opt for a hybrid model in more than half of our model series for the first time. The range of all-electric and plug-in hybrid models will grow significantly this year: we will then have five all-electric and twelve hybrid models,” he said.
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