The Audi Q4, a new addition to the brand's ever-growing selection of crossover vehicles, has been confirmed for launch in 2019.
Described as a "sporty compact utility vehicle", the Q4 will be a sporty companion to the next-generation Q3, likely due to launch in 2018. The Q4's launch will follow on the heels of new generations of the A8, Q5 and A5 this year, and the second-generation A7 and all-new Q8 in 2018.
Above: Audi Q8 Sport Concept.
Unlike many product confirmation announcements, the Q4's launch date wasn't proclaimed at a launch event, motor show or some similarly ritzy gala production.
Instead, it was buried at the end of an innocuous paragraph of a press release titled "Audi sets strategic path in challenging year 2016", which paints the Dieselgate-tainted 2016 in a more positive light and points Audi forward to brighter, more electric path.
The Q4 won't be only new addition to Audi Q range, with Rupert Stadler confirming to CarAdvice at the recent Geneva motor show that there will also be a Q5-based Q6 model too, although timing for that vehicle has yet to be confirmed.