The upcoming 2019 Audi Q9 will soon hit the markets. According to many reliable sources, this crossover SUV will arrive at some point next year. The plan is to make Q9 the most important model in Audi’s lineup of SUVs. The 2019 Audi Q9 will slot above the e-Tron model and it will rival some established models such as Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade, and Lamborghini Urus. There is still a lot of mystery around this model, especially in the engine department. However, Audi is likely to deliver a luxurious and reliable crossover for sure.
The exterior design looks really modern and upscale, while the interior offers plenty of premium amenities and great comfort. Under the hood, the most likely outcome is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that provides great efficiency. Additionally, the German carmaker is considering a hybrid variant as well, but we are not sure if the hybrid drivetrain will arrive next year.
2019 Audi Q9 share some styling cues with the e-Tron model
Audi is ready to release another crossover SUV that will look sporty and beautiful. The 2019 Audi Q9 should be a huge step forward when it comes to the company’s SUV lineup. The front end looks sharp as it sports brilliant single-frame grille and LED headlights. The Q9 model is bigger than the e-Tron model but plenty of styling cues between the two will be shared. That includes some character lines and creases. Plenty of chrome trims, blacked-out features, and the wider front end is what we expect. The LED headlamps are looking slim while the lower bumper is really sporty. Massive vents and muscular hood are completing the sporty presence up front.
The side profile reminds us of a classic hatchback. However, everything on this crossover looks massive. That includes the 22-inch wheels and 10-inch of ground clearance. The roof is similar to Audi’s coupe models with the roofline that goes toward the rear. The rear part looks really unique and angular taillights are also looking slim. Moreover, a vertical LED strips around the taillights are looking stunning.
2019 Audi Q9 interior is quite impressive
The interior of the 2019 Audi Q9 will be based on the Q7 SUV. But on the other hand, Q9 offers quite impressive uniqueness. The design of the air vents is really unique and the dash looks great. Moreover, the dashboard is looking like a really big display, but that is just an illusion as the lower section is black. We highly recommend a blue ambient lighting that adds a real luxurious feel to the cabin. When it comes to displays, there are two screens. A 10.0-inch screen sits in the center stack while the 8.6-inch display is above the center console.
The instrument cluster is all-digital and multi-function steering wheel is standard. The center console looks wide the leather seats are very comfortable. Of course, ventilation and massage functions are optional, along with the four-zone climate control. Standard equipment includes navigation and Wi-Fi hotspot while the optional is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2019 Audi Q9 engine specifications and rumors
The German carmaker is yet to release the official engine information. The 2019 Audi Q9 will for sure offer numerous engine choices. For the start, a 3.0-liter V6 is the most likely output that will make a production. This unit produces 333 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque.
However, we don’t know if this engine will come as standard or optional. Another likely outcome is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that returns 252 horses and 272 lb-ft of twists. The diesel engine could become available for the U.S. and it is a 3.0-liter TDI. The diesel powertrain cranks out 272 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, the hybrid drivetrain is very likely, but not for the next year. A hybrid variant could happen in 2020 and it will be a combination of the 3.0-liter diesel engine and a single electric motor. This mix could provide 370 HP and 515 lb-ft of torque, along with the 35 miles of driving range on electric power only. All-wheel-drive setup will come as standard on some trim levels and 8-speed automatic transmission is available too.
2019 Audi Q9 price and release date
There are no specific details about the 2019 Audi Q9 pricing. We believe the price will be higher than the Q7’s price and that is more than reasonable. After all, the Q9 crossover SUV is bigger and more luxurious so the price around $50,000 is the most realistic outcome. Of course, numerous trim levels will for sure offer a bigger price for even more luxury.
With that in mind, the 2019 Audi Q9 could cost up to $75,000. There is no news about Sports model and the Q9 Hybrid will probably roll out in 2020. Another mystery is the release date. We know that Audi’s latest crossover will go on sale in 2019, but there is no exact date yet. We believe the first half of 2019 is the most probable date.