Alright, fine, good. What do we have here? This is essentially a more and less practical version of the new Audi Q3 with a different style that meets the needs of crossover cutters. For the first time, our spy photographers were able to photograph a prototype of the Q4, which could have a different name if we rely on information published by Car picture, According to the German magazine this crossover has been called Q3 Sportback since its introduction.
We only have these two pictures that we can share now, and we have to mention why they look a bit strange. The background has been changed numerically to avoid legal issues. We have not seen so much camouflage on a prototype for a long time, suggesting that Audi has massively modified the design of the Q3 to create a more elegant car.
Just last week, Andreas Mindt, head of Audi exterior design, promised that the Q3 Sportback / Q4 will be more than just a coupe version of the Q3. He added that this version will stand out from Audi's extensive lineup and said it will have a special design feature that sets it apart from any other Q model.
Due to this strong camouflage, not much is visible at the moment, though we notice that the roofline has been modified and is tilted more backwards. One can safely assume that the rear has changed greatly. It's a safe bet that the modified bodywork will affect the driver's view, but it's a victim that customers are willing to sacrifice as the sales of the BMW X4 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC fare very well.
Time will tell if the style of the TT Offroad 2014 concept (photo below) is worn out on this new Audi. According to recent reports, this car, which Audi has signed, will be slightly longer than the Q3, but this still needs to be reviewed.
The new Q3 Sportback / Q4 will be built at the Audi plant in Győr (Hungary) and will go on sale in 2019.