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Audi To Spend More Than 3 Billion Euros

As WorldCarFans says, Audi has announced plans to invest more than 3 billion euros into the renewal of the company’s projects. Looking a little farther into the future, Audi says it will expand its lineup to 60 different vehicles by 2020.

Audi has named the 2016 “the year of crossovers.” One of the main Debut of the German brand in 2016 will be the most compact Audi SUV called Q2. The length of the vehicle will be about 4.4 m and the width does not exceed 1.8 meters. The debut of the Crossover will take place at the motor show in Geneva in March 2016.

The new crossover will be built on the same modular MQB platform that underpins the Volkswagen Golf and A3 sedan. The basic versions will be front-wheel, whereas the top options of the compact SUV will receive a full drive quattro system. The crossover will use petrol and diesel engines ranging from 120 to 200 horsepower.

The exterior of the new car has been developed by the new chief designer Marc Lichte. The design got a lot in common with the concept Crosslane Coupe, which was presented in Paris last year.

The company will introduce another crossover in 2016. Most likely, the Audi Q5 will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016. The crossover will be 20% lighter than its predecessor and will receive many new options. The car is built on the platform MLB Evo, as the A4 and Q7. Interior has slightly changed: The bumper, the grille and the optics will be changed. The list of the main competitors for the new crossover will also remain unchanged: BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

The range of the engines will include gasoline engines with the power from 190 to 252 hp and a diesel engine with 190 horsepower impact. About a year after the debut of the car, which will take place in 2016, the company may introduce the hybrid modification of the crossover with 252 hp power. After that debut, Audi will introduce the most powerful version of the Q5 with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6.

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