Attention Wagon Lovers, Audi Teases Return Of Avant In America

Audi has denied US customers to buy one of its Avant models for nearly a decade now but it appears that the German carmaker is planning to bring them back.

Currently the only long-roof Audi you can get in the US is the A4 Allroad, which isn’t exactly a normal wagon but a jacked-up version of one.

The company’s official account on Twitter used the summoning circle meme to tease the return of the Avant bodystyle in the US market. Previous reports suggested that Audi was indeed planning to offer the 2020 A6 Avant, as well as the upcoming RS6 model.


If the rumors are true, Audi will go after other luxurious wagon in the market, including the Mercedes E-Class and the Volvo V90, with its A6 Avant which is already on sale in Europe.

Audi USA’s director of product has previously said that the company has seen a lot of enthusiasm for its Avant models, pushing them to actively consider offering both the A6 and RS6 models.

The new A6 Avant will most likely reach the US shores fitted with the company’s 3.0-liter TFSI V6 powertrain, offering 335hp (340PS) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. Power will be sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The upcoming RS6 Avant on the other hand, which is expected to be revealed later this year, will most likely employ a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with over 600hp.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Nice but given our obsession with CUVS and SUVS I don’t expect them to sell in large numbers. I do hope they sell well enough to justify keeping them around.

    • Dylan Wentworth

      Nobody is really obsessed with crossovers.

  • salamOOn

    so jaguar out, audi in….

    • Merc1

      Jaguar out?

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      • Mr. EP9

        They’re pulling wagons and manuals from the states. Not surprising considering how much money they lost.

        • Merc1

          Where did you see that?

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        • Alduin

          Who buys Jaguars or Land Rovers anyways? They’re both unreliable and overpriced.

  • Elpatore

    I’ve always been obsessed with the RS6 avant and how it is so bizarre in the best possible way. I want one so bad…

  • no25

    I give them credit for a creative, modern approach! lol So excited to see these bad boys around now!

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    WAGON ALL THE THINGS

  • Dylan Wentworth

    I’d consider one of these if I didn’t need to frequently go off road

  • Rocket

    Sure, screw up the interior then bring it back.

    • Roland Fairwater

      Yeah, I kind of agree with you. The new Audi interiors are trying too hard.

  • KidRed

    So no S6 avant? And no S4/RS4 avant?

  • ScottM

    We already have overweight supersized options in the E450, V90, and XF. If they want my attention, they need to bring the S4 as an option against the V60. I don’t mind the V60, except touch screens blow. Tried the A5 last week, good for the front passengers, decent for the cargo (non-flat floor though), but the rear blows. I can’t even sit up straight, the roof is so low.

    And the new A6 has that craptro ultra. I don’t buy an Audi to get a FWD car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    You better not be taking the piss, Audi.

  • yomama

    I LOVE audi wagons, especially the s4 version with the V8…
    However, this is just going to be another over priced German Wagon…..

    • MJ Coffey

      The current S4/RS4 do not offer a V8 engine anymore. They’re turbocharged V6 engines… with no sound at all.

      • Above Center

        I think he’s referring to the last B7 S4 Avant that came to NA with the 4.2l V8. I have a 2005, won’t give it up until a better Avant comes along.

  • mick

    so we are losing the xf wagon but gaining the a6 wagon…

  • Nick Hebert

    Long live the station wagon!

    • Eythan Aldrich

      #WAGONSFTW

  • Alduin

    I wish we got the last generation RS4 Avant and the RS6 but this is atleast a start.

    • Christian

      Ohh ya, that’s right… Yout F don’t get the RS6…. Lol
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  • Merc1

    Thanks guys. Hadn’t see that yet. I guess losing 4.4B will cause a lot of change. The XF Sportbrake is one sexy wagon, hate to see it go.

    M

    • Alduin

      It’s a Jaguar so no loss there along with Land Rover are two of the most unreliable vehicles on the road next to FCA products.

  • Above Center

    An RS4 or a RS3 hot hatch please. My perfect car would be an RS4 bodied S4 with the inline 5 from the RS3. Absolutely perfection.

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