The 2020 Audi Pickup Truck is still don’t have an official name. The vehicle will arrive next year as the prototype of the future vehicle. Whatsoever, the German company will soon start producing it. Everything about this model is speculation, but it seems like all truckmakers will think about the luxury pickups. Lincoln plans to bring back Mark LT. Cadillac EXT could also be on the market soon. Mercedes is using Nissan Navara’s platform for X-Class. BMW is also preparing the all-new truck.
Well, the design is not going to be surprising. Distinctive and attractive, the luxury pickup will look like its SUV siblings. Inside it shows off premium materials and advanced features for info-entertaining and safety systems. Under the hood, we will see one of the reliable units the German carmaker is installing in its biggest units. The downside is definitely the price. The 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will cost as the high-end versions of existing full-size models.
2020 Audi Pickup Truck Engines and Specs
The 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will borrow a lot of things from the flagship Q7 and all-new Q8 SUVs. A 3.0-liter V6 drivetrain is available for both models. This supercharged unit is capable to produce 330 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Of course, Audi is going to install a well-known Quattro all-wheel drive system. It is not impossible to see the 2020 Audi Truck with a diesel engine. SQ7 SUV is using a 3.0-l displacement that is capable to deliver 435 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque. Still, diesel drivetrain is still questionable after the scandal with emission reports.
Finally, the company could opt for the largest engine they have to offer. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo powertrain is bursting 550 hp and 570 pound-feet of twisting power. This drivetrain turns Audi Pickup Truck into a performance vehicle. The towing capacity of the truck will be above 9,000 pounds.
Styling Similar to Q8
The coupe-SUV Q8 is the latest addition in Audi’s family. The pickup will borrow the design solutions for front fascia and sides. However, we will see how the German company plans to solve the rear end. The bed will have plenty of features. The luxury truck is not going to be too functional. Designers will pay more attention to styling and accessories, rather than capabilities.
Inside, the cockpit will be spacious and full of advanced systems. Leather seats and steering wheel will offer heating. Ventilating of the front row is optional where Audi offers it. MMI service is up to date, but until 2020 Audi Pickup Truck shows up, we will see many new systems and accessories. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and navigation is still optional.
2020 Audi Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
The premium truck will come with a premium price. We believe the 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will take the position in the mid-size class. However, its price will slot it above the full-size segment. The new model is not going to cost under $60,000. Well, Q7 SUV costs $55k, and the price of the all-new Q8 is nearly $70,000. We will know more during next season when Audi launches first prototypes of this pickup truck.