Another round of speculations is on the way — the upcoming 2023 Audi Pickup Truck is about to happen. Fans, on the other hand, aren’t giving up on the concept. In our honest opinion, this is just another wild rumor and nothing else. However, Audi building a pickup truck makes perfect sense. Audi is a car manufacturer that simply knows how to build premium cars and SUVs. Brand’s models can be found all over the world.
No doubt, the company has the capacity to produce an impressive truck. The rumors are predicting a pickup based on the upcoming Q9 SUV. Now, we have confirmation that Audi is working on a new flagship SUV model. A completely camouflaged Audi SUV was recently spied testing. We believe it is the brand-new Q9 model, and it seems like this model could serve as a great inspiration for the brand’s first-ever pickup truck.
Like the Q9 SUV, the new 2023 Audi Pickup Truck is rumored to make extensive use of the brand’s TFSI engines, especially the 55 and 60 TFSI variants. This implies that the 55 TFSI e will have a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 381 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the 60 TFSI e will have 462 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of twisting power. Thanks to that, both Audi Q9 and 2023 Audi Pickup Truck will be a plug-in hybrid powertrain option.
Audi will aim for a driving range of around 30 miles. Power will be transmitted to the wheels through the Quattro system, regardless of the engine. Unfortunately, an all-electric variant won’t become available. Of course, this is just a rumor at the moment, so anything is possible. Anyway, we will get more info from Audi in the coming months.
According to previous rumors, the 2023 Audi Pickup Truck won’t largely depart from the new Q9 SUV. This model would feature a more coupe-like exterior design. First spy photos are already here and we know for sure that it will have a more typical SUV form with a third seat row and a large trunk. On the other hand, the pickup truck variant will have a long bed in the back and it will be a very premium model.
The prototype shows the new shape of the headlights and the taillights are also slightly different than the taillamps we used to see on Audi models. Reportedly, the SUV variant is based on the VW Atlas, but heavy camouflage perfectly hides styling cues. If the truck variant truly happens, we expect the same architecture that underpins the current brand’s SUVs.
Audi clearly plans to catch up to Mercedes in every possible way. New 2023 Audi Pickup Truck is one way to go. Before that, the manufacturer will launch a brand-new seven-seat Q9 SUV. We don’t know all of the details about this model, so the pickup truck variant is still just speculation. If the Audi Truck becomes a reality, this model won’t arrive before 2023. Anyway, we hope to hear more details before the end of the current year.