Audi has recently released the all-new Q2, and they announced not one but two all-new crossovers. One of these is going to be the future 2019 Audi Q4, their next sports compact crossover which is set to slot right above the Q3. So far there hasn’t been all that much information available about it. However, it looks like the car will be quite impressive. For starters, it is going to share its platform, and likely most of everything else, with the future Q3. On top of that, it also seems like there will be quite a few more differences to its running gear. The car is expected to be quite a bit sportier and better to drive than its sibling who will be aimed at those looking for comfort.
2019 Audi Q4 Release date and Price
It is safe to assume the new Q4 will be based on VW’s MQB modular front-wheel-drive architecture. Even though this is not ideal for high-performance applications, both the Golf R and the Audi RS3 managed to provide a really great experience while using it. Thanks to this platform the Q4 should have a relatively low center of gravity, and it should be quite light.
The early estimates suggest less than 4,000 pounds which would be quite impressive considering how much kit the car is expected to provide. So far there hasn’t been much talk about its release date. Considering how Audi’s development plan works though, it is safe to assume the car is already close to completion, so we shouldn’t be surprised if it will be revealed in the first half of 2018. Its price, in order to remain competitive, will definitely be well above that of the Q3 but less than the Q5. Some also suggested it may be just as expensive as the Q5, but in this case, it would also have to provide quite a bit more kit to be successful.
Despite what most suggested, the upcoming 2019 Audi Q4 is not going to look like a bigger Q2 and it will definitely won’t share design cues with the X4 and X6. Instead, the car is most definitely going to borrow design cues from its bigger sibling, the Q8. This would allow it to look menacing without having to be odd like some of its rivals are. It looks like the Q4 will feature a similar front end to the Q8 with the massive hexagonal grille and slim headlights. The car will also feature a lower hood-line than the Q3 in order to look a bit more planted. Its roof will also be lower, but it won’t really be like the roof of a sedan. Instead, the car is going to share its roof-line with the Q8, being slightly raked towards the back, which will create a far more aggressive posture than otherwise.
Interior of Audi Q4 2019
Considering the Q2 shares most of its cabin with the A3, it is safe to assume that both the 2019 Audi Q4 and the Q3 will be very similar to the A4. In fact, some are saying the three cars will get roughly the same dashboard design, but the crossovers are going to offer a different center stack. This would allow the taller cars to look a bit better inside. In terms of materials, it is safe to assume the Q4 will feature some of the best at this price point. Some also suggested the car may be available as a four-seats model in which case Audi would become the first to do it at such a low price.
Unlike the Q3, the 2019 Audi Q4 is expected to come as standard with their great “Quattro” all wheel drive system. Unfortunately, this will not be the one using a center differential. Instead, the system will be a Haldex-based unit which should still be more than enough. The base models are expected to receive a 1.5-liter turbo-four good for around 150 horsepower and close to 180 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, the car will definitely receive a larger 2.0-liter turbo four powered by either diesel or gas. This one is expected to provide anything between 180 and as much as 310 horsepower on the rumored SQ4. The RSQ4, on the other hand, might receive a 2.5-liter turbo-five with as much as 400 horsepower which would easily make the Q4 the fastest crossover in its class.