According to the latest reports from overseas, the all-new Audi A4 and all-new Audi Q7 have been delayed.
The first go around the Q7 was put on hold for "sub-standard design" and now it got the same treatment for round two. A buff book recently implied that the design was too aggressive and apparently catered to the taste of Russians. I don't know if that was a quote to be taken seriously or not, but I am still laughing at that remark.
The A4 has said to have been delayed so Audi can work out the kinks in the new suspension and assistance systems and also bring to market a plug-in hybrid variant soon after the gasoline versions launch next year.
This all sounds great and all, folks, but If these reports are true, I think Audi is taking one helluva risk here. Firstly, the all-new BMW 3/4-Series have been commanding a presence in the market and the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is on it's way. As if the CLA hasn't been dominating as it is, just wait until folks get the word out about how badass the all-new C is. If the A4 launches after that and it doesn't bring it's "A" game, Audi might as well not show up at all.
Getting into the current-gen A4 and Q7 feels pretty dated when compared with the latest. In this writer's humble opinion, this better be the last delay because if it isn't there's going to be some attrition for the four rings.
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