Audi continues to flirt with the thought of bringing the RS 6 Avant to the USA for the primary time. The model dropped a brand new trace we’ll see the recent station wagon on our shores quickly in a Saturday Automobile and Driver report.
Audi Sport R&D chief Oliver Hoffmann mentioned his division is prepping for a serious product onslaught and teased the recent wagon’s return to American shores. Particularly, he mentioned Individuals have gotten extra concerned about true station wagons just like the RS 6 Avant.
“It’s completely potential that we’ll convey it again to North America,” Hoffmann mentioned.
New Audi S6 Avant
The near-confirmation of the RS 6 Avant’s introduction to U.S. shores follows our personal reporting from final month. Audi spokesperson Mark Dahncke advised Motor Authority that the corporate was shut to creating a choice on whether or not to convey the wagon to the U.S. He added Audi has heard and seen the keenness for such a mannequin.
Apparently, executives had not made a remaining enterprise case for its wagons within the U.S. In 2016, Audi spokesman Anthony Garbis defined to MA that value positioning was a hurdle. As Individuals proceed to gravitate towards crossovers and SUVs, it was arduous to justify including the mannequin line. He mentioned a standard A6 Avant would seemingly value round $60,000 or $70,000, which overlaps with the Q7 SUV.
2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy pictures – Picture by way of S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The RS 6 Avant has by no means been offered within the U.S. The one RS 6 Individuals might purchase was the C5-generation automobile, which was final provided in 2003. Audi solely provided it as a sedan, although the model provided its S6 as an Avant. Upon the C6-generation’s arrival, Audi made the choice to drag wagons from the U.S. and never even the S6 returned. The closest automobile Audi gives is the associated RS 7 Sportback.
Along with the probability of the RS 6 Avant’s return, Audi Sport additionally plans for an RS Q8 mannequin, in keeping with the C/D report, and it’s completely sure for the U.S. The report claims the large and highly effective SUV will make a minimum of 600 horsepower.