The idea about the 2019 Audi Pickup Truck is present for a while. After Mercedes announced their X-class of trucks, other companies had to react. As one of the main rivals, Audi stepped with the concept. Nevertheless, it is not all-new, since we believe German manufacturer will borrow many solutions from VW Amarok. However, the modification is needed to reach US market and steal some buyers from Ford and Chevrolet.
The Audi Pickup Truck is going to be a luxurious vehicle. While this kind of cars is mostly functional, Audi can turn interior to elegant and cabin packed with hi-tech features. This is a response to Mercedes truck. Also, we could expect a move from a third big German carmaker BMW.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck Specs
Audi is still quiet on these speculations. We don’t have confirmation. But still, the company doesn’t deny the possibility of 2019 Audi Pickup Truck. So, we will have to pick the best drivetrain from the current lineup. Experts believe that new model will use a 3.0-l V-6 engine. This one is used by Amarok in the US, so it could be a good start of Audi Pickup life. With a supercharger, the engine is capable to deliver 330 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Quattro AWD and 8-pace gearbox are also likely to complete the driving system.
US market requirements
To appear in US market, Audi truck must meet high demands and requirements of laws. First of all, emissions. That is why it is certain Audi will use VW engine for the first model of its truck. Nevertheless, German carmaker is going to develop its own drivetrains for future models.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck Styling and Appearance
While there are rumors about engine carryover, 2019 Audi Pickup Truck could use some design solutions from Amarok. Some experts are pretty sure that Audi will restyle VW truck. Hexagonal grille and LED headlights are pretty certain. The front fascia of Audi pickup will be larger and lower than for Amarok. The rear end will be almost the same. The new truck could get unique lightning and details, but the overall impression is not too different.
If Audi is not going to change the exterior, then inside the cabin, we will recognize its design language. Amarok could borrow the layout, but 2019 Audi Pickup Truck is going to bring its own seat styling, look of the dashboard, and steering wheel. Finally, the infotainment system is unique. Nevertheless, Audi and VW are sharing a lot of features, so fans shouldn’t be surprised if they find some Amarok parts inside the cabin.
When to expect 2019 Audi Pickup Truck?
The 2019 Audi Pickup Truck will debut during 2018. However, it will be only the premiere at some car show, while for production model we will have to wait for a while. Engineers and bosses are not in rush. Right after release, Audi truck is going to suffer big redesign to make its styling and look unique. Also, the company will make their own engine.
We still don’t know much about 2019 Audi Pickup Truck cab configurations. There will definitely be a Regular and Double Cab. Will there be something between, we will find out soon. Since this is a luxurious truck, experts believe its price will start from around $45,000.