One of the largest vehicles to be built on the MQB modular platform is the new Audi Q6 SUV.
Audi has been working on a full-size SUV to replace the Q7 for a long time. The model has been completely leaked ahead of its official debut in China, with spy photos revealing the SUV’s dimensions and engine options from every angle.
- New Audi Q6 will be the brand’s biggest SUV globally
- Will be sold only in China for now
- Comes with multiple petrol engine options
What do The Leaked Images Reveal About The Audi Q6 SUV?
While the Audi Q9 was rumoured to be the name of the SUV, leaked images reveal that the model will be known as the Audi Q6. Audi is also working on an all-electric Q6 e-tron SUV, which is a completely different model than the Q6 we’ve seen so far. The Q6 SUV will be available in China first, with plans to expand to other markets in the future.
The new Q6 SUV also features unique design elements, particularly up front, with a chrome strip connecting the headlamps and a slightly altered grille shape. A new pattern has been added to the grille inserts, which could appear on future Audi models. A pair of large secondary headlamps, surrounded by faux aluminium outlines, are mounted vertically beside the grille.
The new Q6 has a large glasshouse on the sides with prominent chrome outlines and a thick chrome band just aft of the D-pillar. The SUV has faux aluminium door inserts with a contrast colour and chrome wing mirror inserts.
While the interior has yet to be revealed, we expect the Q6 to have a plush three-row cabin with faux aluminium and leather all around, as well as a long list of features including multiple airbags and active and passive safety features.
Dimensions, Platform, and Powertrain of The Audi Q6 SUV
The Q6 is 5,099mm long and has a 2,980mm wheelbase, making it slightly longer than the Q7 sold in India, which is 5,064mm long and has a 2,999mm wheelbase, making the former the company’s largest SUV. The Q6 is built on the MQB platform, which is also used by the Volkswagen Teramont full-size SUV, which is sold in North America and China. The 2.0-litre TFSI turbo-petrol engines produce 228hp or 264hp, depending on the variant, with Audi’s Quattro AWD as standard on both.
Audi Q6 SUV: Official Unveiling Details
The new Q6 will make its world debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. There are currently no plans to bring the model to India, but Audi will re-enter the small luxury SUV segment with the Q3 SUV, which will debut later this year.