Audi has accepted it is alive on a host of new constituent amalgam models and one of them could booty the anatomy of an RS-badged vehicle.
In Germany, Audi sells constituent versions of the Q5, Q7, A6, A7, and A8 and during a contempo interview, Audi’s abstruse activity administrator for electrification, Bernhard Decker, said a new-generation constituent A3, as able-bodied as a Q3 hybrid, are both in the pipeline.
“I’m absolutely absolutely blessed to advertise this year… we will see a cardinal of cars advancing – abnormally for the bunched segment. That’s the A3 constituent amalgam and our bunched SUV, the Q3, will appear as a constituent amalgam to market,” he told Motoring. “And then, for this year we’ll annular out the action at the top end of the adventurous SUV segment, because we will additionally accompany the Q8 as a constituent amalgam to market.”
Decker added that Audi does not appearance hybrids as a capricious technology and believes they are actuality to stay.
“For us, the constituent amalgam is annihilation but a capricious technology. It is a technology actuality to stay, and it is a alive accession to our powertrain line-up, because at the end of the day, for CO2-neutral advancement it is a key component,” he confirmed.
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As for a approaching Audi RS archetypal with a constituent hybrid, Decker adumbrated that it is in the works but bootless to acknowledge annihilation more.
“These are absolutely built-in and bred RS models… advancing with a constituent amalgam powertrain,” he said, afore speaking about the advantages of accumulation an electric motor and a agitation engine.
It is cryptic what Audi RS archetypal could be the aboriginal to morph into a constituent amalgam but it will acceptable be one of the automaker’s added exceptional models.