Audi To Sell Two Supercars Of Their Choice In U.S.

Written by tonks on June 3, 2008

Audi Spy ShotAudi has a plan to sell 1.5 million cars around the world every year by 2015. In order to do this they understand that they have to be popular in the United States. That is why they are planning on selling 200,000 units to Stateside consumers annually. A portion of those sales will be coming from a small CUV.

Johan de Nysschen, executive veep at Audi of America, is calling the unnamed softroader a “lifestyle” product, which is expected to go on sale early next year. However, a deal with Nissan that only allows Audi to use the “Q” designation on its larger vehicles (the Q5 and Q7) means that it won’t be called the Q3… supposedly.

The press release goes on to say that Audi is considering adding another supercar into its lineup, but de Nysschen didn’t offer up any details. Could it be another R8 powered by either a V10 or a V12 TDI? Time will tell, but a halo vehicle to take on the forthcoming Mercedes uber-coupe or BMW M1 revival isn’t out of the question.

The A1, however, won’t be coming to the U.S. in its first lifecycle. And the future of Audi diesels remains an open question, with the oil-burning Q7 due to hit the market next year and an A4 diesel supposedly in the works.


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