Audi to Expand Its RS and Q-badged SUV Models image

Audi plans to expand its product portfolio with more RS performance options, more Q-badged SUVs and a lightweight version of the next TT.

The German automaker unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show its first RS-badged SUV, the RS Q3 and development chief Wolfgang Dürheimer said that ‘there was an appetite for even more RS Audis.’ The automaker had previously presented its new RS6 Avant and RS7 models, as well as the Q3 RS, which exist and see a continuous increase in demand because customers want them, said Dürheimer.

“The Q3 RS is a new dimension for RS but there’s certainly room for more,” he told Autocar. “RS models demonstrate the technical edge of Audi.”

Dürheimer added that although the automaker has no plans to create a diesel RS, it has other ideas for the next RS models and also plans to increase the number of S models in its range. Even if Audi is not completely focused on future technologies, such as EVs and hybrids, it will still create high-performance models in the range.

“We’re covering a complete range of cars and technologies,” he said. “There will be people who purely want green technology, but there are also those who achieve and want something with a lot of power like the RS7 or Q7.”