Rumors abound claiming that Audi will be busy over the next few years, with redesigns, refreshes, and new vehicles. One such vehicle is the 2024 Audi Q9. Although we don’t have much information about this vehicle we can take a look at what we do.
The 2024 Q9 was designed for both American and Chinese markets. The Q9 SUV will have a larger footprint than the Q7 SUV. The brand will be able to offer three rows of seats for passengers, which will strengthen its position in the growing SUV market. Audi is believed to be giving its Q9 a gasoline engine. This could make it the brand’s last ICE-powered vehicle. Although it is not known what engine the Q9 crossover will use, it may be the turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that powers the Q7.
2024 Audi Q9 Review
As we just mentioned, all sources point to the same scenario for Q9’s development. Ingolstadt plans to make a second generation using internal combustion engine technology. The MLB platform will be available for many years. The 2024 Audi Q9 will be based on the same platform but with new upgrades and updates.
Although the Q7 can handle a more sophisticated suspension system, it is capable of handling them well. The SUV’s standard air suspension gives it a smooth ride and composed handling. The platform will be updated with advanced driver assistance features and an upgraded hybrid powertrain.
The exterior design of the 2024 Audi Q9 is its most striking feature. The 2024 Audi Q9 is the largest Audi model and will have a much longer wheelbase than its smaller sibling. The wheelbase for the new full-size SUV will be around 122 inches. Other dimensions would be very similar in size to the ones found in class competitors.
Expect a standard SUV with a wagon-like design and good ground clearance. We might also see adaptive dampers that could increase ground clearance when needed. We do not expect to see a super-rugged offroad model. The 2024 Audi Q9 is expected to be a revolutionary design language in terms of aesthetics. The e-tron electric car range will be a source of inspiration, we believe.
We are talking about the future flagship SUV. We expect nothing less of the 2024 Audi Q9. The Ingolstadt company is well-known for its high-quality interiors. We expect even higher standards. Audi’s interior design style features conservative aesthetics and excellent materials. The interior design is precise and features a variety of high-tech options. The Audi A8 sedan, currently the most luxurious in the company’s lineup, could have a lot to do with it.
The 2024 Audi Q9 will feature three rows of seating. The longer wheelbase will allow for a more comfortable third row. This contrasts with the Q7’s small cabin which feels very cramped. We expect more cargo space.
As we already mentioned, the 2024 Audi Q9 will be powered by internal combustion engines. A plug-in hybrid version is also possible, while gasoline versions could benefit from the mild-hybrid tech. The base models will likely include a 3.0-liter V6 engine, which currently produces 335 horsepower. V8 engines may also be available. Audi currently offers two versions of this engine. The SQ9 would produce around 500 horsepower while the RS Q9 would be powered by a 591-hp motor. According to sources, this engine could have 640 horsepower. This engine powers Cayenne Turbo GT.
Naturally, we expect hybrid versions. For the Q7 current, there are two plug-in hybrids. Both are powered by a V6 engine that produces 376 horsepower and 475 horsepower, respectively. The Porsche Cayenne boasts a V8 engine with 690 horsepower.
2024 Audi Q9 Price & Release Date
Audi plans to release Q9 in 2025. This timeline is subject to change. The crossover was developed in Germany. However, U.S. dealers were informed that it would soon be available on American markets. The automaker has yet to provide any details. It is not known what the Q9’s price range will be. It is expected to be bigger than the Q7, so it will be more expensive. The starting MSRP for the Q7 is $59,395. The Q9 is expected to start around $60,000 and go up.
The Q9 luxury crossover has three rows. It will compete with the Jeep Wagoneer (Acura MDX), Volvo XC90, VOLVO XC90, and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Stay tuned for more updates as the release date approaches and more information becomes available.