Range-Topping Audi A9 To Get PHEV Treatment
According to Autocar, Audi will unveil a range-topping four-door concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show:
“Audi is set to showcase an advanced four-door concept that reveals the new design language to be adopted by all of its future models.”
“The concept will be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in November and will also preview a new aluminium-intensive flagship.”
Importantly, this model will point to where Audi is going with the much-anticipated A9, Audi’s future flagship vehicle that’s slated for production in 2017.
But even more important is this e-tron-specific information:
“Two plug-in hybrid options are also planned for a pair of A9 e-tron models. Set to be unveiled at the Detroit motor show in January, the petrol-electric and diesel-electric combinations will first be introduced to the new, second-generation Q7, due for launch next year.”
“They are set to provide the A9 e-tron with a zero-emissions electric range of up to 31 miles and a CO2 output of less than 80g/km.”
We look forward to seeing it at the show in person shortly – Audi kicks off the LA show press days on November 18th.
Lots of plug-in Audis on the horizon it seems. In fact, all of the German automakers now seem dead set on electrifying (mostly PHEVs) their entire lineups. Can’t wait!!!