Once again our photographers have spotted a mule of the next Audi Q6 hidden underneath the bodywork of a ‘regular’ Q5. The trick could have fooled the most shallow onlookers, but the different wheelbase and track of this prototype, caught on camera while doing some winter testing in Scandinavia, were just too bold to avoid being detected by the experienced eyes of our men in Scandinavia.
The aforementioned wider track and wheelbase will provide the next Q6 with more ‘presence’ in comparison to the Q5, with the new model getting positioned in Audi’s range between the Q5 itself (which measures 4.63 meters in length) and the Q7 (5.09 meters). Besides, the final design of the Q6 is expected to have a more coupe-like ’sporty feel’ to it, in the same fashion of the recent BMW X6.
However, even though the new Q6 is being developed on the same platform of the next Q5, it will not get into a direct, head-to-head competition with the aggressive sport utility vehicle from the Bavarian carmaker as it aims at a different, lower segment. The new Q6 is expected to debut toward the end of the year with an engine range made of turbocharged units only.
View 2013 Audi Q6 spy shots