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Audi will be giving us three world premieres on Monday at the Auto China car show in Beijing, unveiling the RS Q3 concept(shown above), another car based on the Audi Q3 and a technology platform for an Audi A6 L.
The Chinese market has embraced the long wheelbase in recent years, and automakers have been accommodating by building new long wheelbase models to be made available only for the Chinese market. The A6 L technology platform is meant to capitalize on this growing interest in long wheelbase vehicles, and the surge in luxury car sales in China.
The Audi RS Q3 concept is a 360 hp turbocharged version of Audi’s Q3 small SUV. It is also outfitted with a new meaner look to match its upgraded power. While the RS Q3 is still only a concept, it looks production ready and would have very little competition in the small sports performance SUV segment.
The other Q3 based vehicle is a mystery, but based on its Chinese debut, it may be some sort of Chinese only special edition. We will have to wait and see.
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Rumors are brewing that Audi will be bringing an Allroad wagon variant of the A4 to America in 2013, as a 2014 model. It is being reported that company executives have reported to Car and Driver that the Allroad nameplate will soon be back in America, where it was last seen on the A6 wagon back in 2005.
It’s safe to assume that the A4 Allroad will be similar to its European version, sporting flared fenders in a contrasting gray shade. Our guess would be that the 2.0L Turbo four-cylinder will be powering the American version of the A4 Allroad, but Audi could surprise us with additional engine options. The A4 is expected to have a mid-cycle refresh in late 2013 (as a 2014 model) and Car and Driver is reporting the Allroad should be available right after the refresh.
[Source: Left Lane News]