Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has shed some light about the company's plans for the next several years.

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has shed some light about the company's plans for the next several years.

Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Stadler was asked whether the Prologue Avant concept will morph into an A8 Avant and his answer was negative because Audi believes there wouldn't be a global demand big enough to justify development costs, even though wagons are popular in Europe.

He was also inquired about the prospects of a minivan, but that won't happen either as Audi will instead focus on the Q1 crossover programmed to come out in 2016. He justified the company's decision by saying that customers are willing to pay more to buy a crossover rather than a minivan because high-riding models are more emotional and Audi wants to grab clients who want to make an emotional choice instead of a rational choice.

Rupert Stadler said that a decision regarding a production version of the 2014 TT offroad concept has not been taken yet, but if approved, the model - tentatively called TTQ - will be based on the second generation of the MQB platform so it won't be out until after the end of the decade.

He also denied the possibility of coming out with a large four-door coupe to go up against the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe because the market is small and it will continue to shrink in the future, but last time we checked Audi was selling the A7 Sportback which is basically a 6-Series GC and CLS competitor. 

Lastly, he also dropped a hint about the possibility of adding new Sportback models as a consequence of the fact that current offerings are doing very well.

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