Following last month’s rumor, Audi of America has confirmed the RS3 will make it stateside along with the Q8.
Following last month's rumor, Audi of America has confirmed the RS3 will make it stateside along with the Q8.
In an interview with Automotive News, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh said the RS3 will likely be commercialized in United States as a sedan as opposed to Europe where the model is available as a five-door hatchback. He describes the RS3 Sedan as being "a great positioning car, a great halo car" and he is confident the model will hit U.S. dealerships.
Keogh also said the Q8 will be sold stateside and is likely scheduled to go on sale in 2017, following a European launch probably in the second half of next year. The model is expected to be a "home run product for the U.S., if you look at its size and where it's going to be positioned" and must "absolutely" make it to United States.
As far as the Q1 is concerned, it's unlikely the entry-level Audi crossover will be sold in America because Keogh estimates it won't have the necessary price and value combination for US buyers.
Note: Audi RS3 Sedan render by X-Tomi Design pictured.