Auto Express have mocked up what they reckon will be Audi's next car - a MPV people carrier!
It seems record-breaking sales aren't enough for Audi: the upmarket brand is on the hunt for yet another niche. Sources say Audi is closely investigating a more practical A4-based MPV crossover – and our exclusive pictures give the best idea yet of how it could look.
Dubbed ‘SuperAvant', after Audi's well known estate range, it will offer more interior space than the current A4 Avant while avoiding the handling and fuel efficiency compromises of a Q5-sized SUV.
It'll also occupy a new class in the market, above premium mini-MPVs like the Mercedes B-Class. The SuperAvant will offer more space and versatility for a starting price of around £30,000.
Marking the carout is a raised roof that allows more headroom without ruining the looks. Inside, it's set to be extremely flexible, with a wide variety of seating options similar to the Vauxhall Zafira or Ford Grand C-MAX.
The car will be powered by a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, including some hybrids. Audi's hope is that the SuperAvant will be the first of a family of similar cars that could stretch up to the A6 and down to the A3.
For full detail on the A4 SuperAvant and other new Audis coming our way, check out this week's Auto Express, out 4 April 2012.
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