A pickup truck model with the famous four-ring badge has been in talks for a quite long time and it looks that something is finally happening. If we can rely on the latest reports, this model is about to arrive in the next year. At this point, we don’t have too much information about it, but it looks like the German manufacture is planning something really luxurious, something that will offer an impressive level of comfort and impressive driving experience. Therefore, it’s not hard to make a conclusion that the 2021 Audi Truck will ride on a unibody platform.
Of course, we expect that the new model will be heavily based on some of the existing crossovers, particularly the Q7 and Q8 model, which will be similar in size and technology. Of course, we count on shared engines, styling solutions, interior etc. As we already mentioned, the new model should arrive already in the next year.
2021 Audi Truck Design
This will be a brand new model and the first pickup Audi has ever built. At this point, we don’t know how it will be called, so we can also call it 2021 Audi Truck Q7, considering that the mid-size crossover will probably serve as the basis for this pickup.
Although some reports were suggesting a traditional body-on-frame layout, it looks like this won’t happen. The Amarok-based Audi doesn’t seem that likely these days after we’ve all seen the fiasco Mercedes had with its X-Class, which will be discontinued soon.
Instead, the 2021 Audi Truck will be a unibody truck that won’t be reserved toward the North American market either. This will be a luxury unibody pickup truck, similar to Honda Ridgeline, only much more luxurious. Of course, the front face will completely follow Audi’s latest design language, while the rest of the body will come in a typical truck manner. Of course, we don’t expect a single cab and similar layout, but rather just spacious and comfortable crew cab models.
2021 Audi Truck Interior
When it comes to interior design, no one expects that Audi is going to make things complicated. The company from Ingolstadt is well-known for luxurious interiors, so we don’t expect any surprise, but rather a layout that is the same or very similar to the new Q8 crossover. Of course, this particularly refers to the dashboard design, which features impressive overall quality. Aesthetics are great, while overall opulence is fantastic, thanks to loads of the latest tech goodies. Of course, this includes a large touchscreen, virtual cockpit etc.
In terms of the space, count on a crew cab layout, with two spacious rows of seats and enough legroom to accommodate adults in the second row as well. On the other side, the cargo bed won’t be too long but should be decent enough.
2021 Audi Truck Engines
This aspect shouldn’t bring surprises either. Of course, the base models would come with a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, the European drivers may also count on well-known TDI engines. Of course, we are talking about a 3.0-liter unit, which will probably be offered in two variants, with either 230 and 285 horsepower.
At this point, it’s hard to say will this truck come with V8 engines in the offer. Of course, we are talking about S and RS versions, which come with powerful diesel and gasoline V8 engines respectively.
On the other side, we know for sure that all engines will come with an excellent 8-speed automatic and the 2021 Audi Truck Allroad version with excellent AWD system will be in the offer.
Release Date and Price
One of the biggest novelties that are coming for all 2021 Audi models is the introduction of a new infotainment system. It will feature 10 times faster chipset, as well as all kinds of new features, including SiriusXM with 360L that adds more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content. The new system will also include in-car Wi-Fi, with built-in 1 Gbps LTE Advanced Pro modem. The new system will be installed in pretty much all models in the lineup already for the next year. The list includes models like Q5, Q8, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8. The rest of the lineup will get it soon after.