The entry-level luxury segment is booming but Audi has ruled out models below the A3 in the United States.

The entry-level luxury segment is booming but Audi has ruled out models below the A3 in the United States.

In an interview with Wards Auto, Audi Sales and Marketing boss Luca de Meo said "You won’t see us go down-market more." This means we shouldn't expect to see either the A1 or the Q1 in the United States.

While de Meo ruled out going down market, he confirmed we can expect more high-end models. He declined to go into specifics but the company is "working heavily" on the Q8 and is rumored to be developing a range-topping A9 which could draw inspiration from the Prologue concept.

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Audi rules out sub A3 models in the U.S.