The famous car maker from Ingolstadt is expanding its lineups and one of the upcoming models in a completely new 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid. The company works on a new flagship crossover, which should also come in an electrified variant.
The new model will be a full-size crossover and it will share most of its characteristics with the famous A8 sedan. So, expect plenty of luxury from a new crossover. Moreover, it will come in the hybrid version, besides conventional gasoline and diesel variants. This will definitely be a great deal because the new version will combine its luxury with the economic ride. Of course, we hope that the ride quality will be in the same high level like in gasoline models, for example. The new 2019 Q9 Hybrid is in the advanced stage of development and we expect its arrival in about a year.
2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid design
The 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid will be a completely new model. The company will introduce a new flagship SUV. Also, this premium brand will finally offer a full-size crossover in its lineup. The new model will come closely related to the A8 sedan. These two models will share the platform, including powertrain. So, the 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid should feature the same hybrid system as new A8. When it comes to styling, the new crossover will come without bigger experiments. We will see Audi’s familiar design philosophy. So, expect many details borrowed from a smaller Q7. However, the new model will also come with many unique and exclusive details, which will accentuate its premium and flagship character.
2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid interior design
We didn’t see the cabin of the new 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid, but various reports suggest that the new crossover will feature pretty much the same interior design as the new A8 sedan. This means pretty much the same dashboard layout, which isn’t quite warm, but definitely features a highest-possible quality of materials. The cabin of a new model will be elegant and also full of latest technologies. The design of a center console combines touchscreen interface with few conventional buttons which give that premium feel. Moreover, the center console looks more like a jet than a car. If the new 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid adopts the interior design from A8 entirely, it will definitely become one of the key players on the market.
2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid powertrain
The 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid will come with the same powertrain as its sedan relative. The new A8 Hybrid is on its way and it will come next year. The new crossover should come right after. This system is even more advanced compared to the previous-generation A8. The first thing that you will notice about the new powertrain is plenty of power. Its max output will go all away up to 450 horses. This amount of power will come from 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged gasoline engine in combination with an electric motor. This is a plug-in hybrid, which also features an inductive charging capability. Power is delivered through an 8-speed automatic transmission and the brand’s famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system will be a standard feature for sure. According to some predictions, this model will be able to return around 20/21 mpg.
2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid release date and price
The 2019 Audi Q9 Hybrid should arrive in about a year, although some reports suggest early 2019 and a launch date. For now, we can’t make more precise predictions about the price. On the other side, list of potential rivals is quite predictable and starts from models like Mercedes-Benz GLS, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator etc.