Marc Lichte, design chief at Audi, recently revealed that the manufacturer has started working on the next-generation 2018 Audi A6. In future, the carmaker plans to offer a better differentiation between the design of its models
Design chief Marc Lichte recently told media that Audi has already started working on the next-generation A6. The all-new Audi A6 launch will take place in 2017 and the new model, which will come in both sedan and estate body variants, will boast of a design that will be inspired from Audi’s new Prologue design study. The Prologue concept car was showcased at the last Los Angeles motor show. Lichte and Audi’s technical chief Ulrich Hackenberg has also promised that the future models from the Volkswagen Group owned carmaker will have greater visual differentiation between them.
It has further come to light that the new A6 was designed alongside the next generation of the A7 Sportback, which will be unveiled in 2017, and the next A8, which will be out by late 2016. The manufacturer insists that it has ensured the three models look suitably different. Unlike the present generations, these models won’t look like scaled-up or scaled-down versions of each other. The Prologue concept model, seen in the images we have here, will donate various design cues to the future models. Lichte goes on to claim that its design is very relevant to the future and doesn’t over-promise and under-deliver on any front.
Underpinning the next generation Audi A6 will be second-generation of Volkswagen’s MLB platform, which the car will share with the Q7 SUV that is due early next year. This platform will also underpin a bunch of other models from VW Group. The 2017 launch of the Audi A6 is being expected to happen just months after the launch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E Class and the BMW 5 Series, two of its biggest rivals. Also in the works is the next generation of another rival of the Audi A6, the Jaguar XF. The jaguar XF will be unveiled at the New York motor show in April 2015 and will go on sale in the later half of next year.
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