Despite the huge failure of the previous generation, the German manufacturer is persistent to continue with cars that use alternative sources of power. So, the next generation of the legendary premium sedan will come as 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid. To remind you, this is one of the best-known models from Audi. It is present for 23 years. The original model came in 1994 and we have seen four generations so far. However, the fifth generation is already on its way.
We saw it for the first time about a month ago and there is plenty new to see. The new model should hit the market next year, and the 2018 A6 Hybrid will probably come soon after. Compared to the conventional model, we won’t see bigger changes in terms of styling, interior design, and similar things. On the other side, expect a completely new powertrain, much better than previous one.
2018 Audi A6 Hybrid redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, new 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid will be much like the standard gasoline or diesel model. The company prepares the new generation that will come very soon and there are several new things on it. This model stands between A4 and A8 models but, surprisingly, uses more parts from the smaller A4. It rides on the familiar, extremely versatile MLB platform that underprints most of the models from the VW Group. The new styling just continues the evolution of the previous model. Just like on pretty much all German cars, you will not find some radical changes in styling. There is a familiar shape, with well-known profile and lines. There are just some new details that make 2018 A6 Hybrid more suitable to car industry of these days. We could also see a long-wheelbase version of this new hybrid model for the Chinese market.
2018 Audi A6 Hybrid interior design
Just like with the exterior, we will see some changes, but nothings revolutionary. The 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid will come with the new cabin, which will feature improved styling and some changes on the dashboard. Also, the new platform will provide more space inside. However, most of the novelties for this new hybrid will be in terms of technologies. These kinds of cars all usually fully loaded in terms of the drive assist features and 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid shouldn’t be an exception. Expect plenty of safety systems, but also avant-garde things like self-driving capability and similar things.
2018 Audi A6 Hybrid powertrain
As you probably know, the company already launched a hybrid version of the previous generation five years ago. However, this was a real debacle. This model simply wasn’t good enough to compete with cars from Japanese, hybrid masters, companies. It has consisted of a 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine with 210 horses and modest 45hp electric motor. This was not enough for some serious performances. This model was neither fast nor economical. We hope that the 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid will make things right. So far, we don’t know the exact details of the new model. It is even unknown will it be a classic hybrid or PHEV model. However, a plug-in hybrid version sounds more likely. In any case, we expect to see a big improvement, with much more power, better economy, and also a decent electric-only range.
2018 Audi A6 Hybrid competition
Alternative sources of power are the future of car industry. Diesel engines will be retired soon, but gasoline units won’t last for long also. So, this model won’t compete just with Japanese premium models from Acura, Lexus, and Infiniti, or some North American models. Audi’s arch rivals BMW and Mercedes will also launch their hybrid and electric models. So, this will raise a battle between these three companies on a completely new level.
2018 Audi A6 Hybrid release date
The 2018 Audi A6 Hybrid will probably come next year. The conventional version of new generation might come late this year, but this particular version definitely won’t be ready so soon.