The influence of the TT on the 2019 Audi Q4

2019 might appear to be off the design radar screens of automakers, but in the industry, plans for future models often start years before the year where everyone gets down to business to finalize a car’s specifications. Well, we are approaching the year when Audi has to get down to business for the 2019 Audi Q4. What we have read and heard to date is Audi’s wildly popular TT model will have at least some design influence on the 2019 Audi Q4.

Audi Makes Its Mark in the SUV Niche

Audi has tried to fill the voids the automaker finds in the SUV niche. After the full-sized Q7 arrived in 2005, Audi released the compact Q5 just three years later. Last year, Audi unveiled the subcompact Q2 to apparently cover virtually every sub-niche within the SUV segment. However, Audi still has work to do in the coupe sub-niche, and it seems the automaker has taken steps to accomplish that by capturing SUV coupe market share with the 2019 Audi Q4

What to Expect with the 2019 Audi Q4

Audi previewed the Q4 at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show with the company’s TT Offroad vehicle concept playing a large role in the design of the vehicle. The 2019 version of the Q4 is rumored to represent a higher performing version of the TT Offroad vehicle, with slim and sharp lights, as well as aggressive looking fascia. Online rumors have compared the 2019 Audi Q4 to the automaker’s Q3, with one major difference being the 2019 Q4 is expected to display a sloped roof.

An Overview of the 2019 Audi Q4

We have not heard much about Audi borrowing from the TT’s stunningly beautiful interior. Typically, Audi borrows exterior and interior appearance features from the looks of the most recently designed Q3. Moreover, we hear stories of Samsung constructing a battery production plant located only 90 minutes from the Gyor plant where Audi produces the TT model and also where Audi has decided to manufacture the 2019 Q4. Does this mean electrification is the power future for the 2019 Audi Q4? With the A3 and Q7 models already designed as hybrids, we have strong doubts that Audi will debut another at least partially electric vehicle. Samsung has inked a deal with Audi to supply the German automaker with batteries for its two hybrid vehicles. However, it is a bit of a stretch to believe Audi will go all-electric on the design of the 2019 Q4.

We have heard rumors that the 2019 Audi Q4 will continue to use the MQB platform, while the engine options will mirror the engine options offered by the Q3. The typical 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine should continue to be an option, with the possible altering of the power output. We also hear rumors that the 2019 Audi Q4 will include a larger 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that features a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), which reduces the amount of time it takes for peak torque to generate.

With the release of the 2019 Audi Q4 at least a year away, we plan to pay close attention to the auto shows scheduled to unfold in early 2018. 

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Don Potochny

Don Potochny is a freelance writer and editor from St Louis, MO.