Audi A5 Sportback Heading to the US

Audi is planning to add a new variant to its A5 lineup.

Speaking to Automotive News during an A4 media event, Audi of America president Scott Keogh confirmed that a new A5 bodystyle will head to the U.S. in the second quarter of 2016, although he didn’t mention Sportback by name. The four-door Audi A5 Sportback is the only A5 variant not offered in the U.S. and would give the German automaker a competitor to the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Recently, spy photographers caught the new Audi A5 Sportback cold weather testing and it will likely be introduced when the new A5 debuts.

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The Audi A5 is currently available in the U.S. as a coupe and convertible and the four-door variant will serve as a smaller counterpart to the more upmarket A7.

“I feel confident that there will be another variant of the A5 that will be a real home run,” said Keogh. “There’s one we don’t have.”

[Source: Automotive News]

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