Audi Looks Very Interested In Bringing Avant Models To The U.S.

Audi enthusiasts in the United States have been clamoring for the car manufacturer to sell its Avant models stateside for years and if you read between the lines of recent social media posts from the company, they could be on the horizon.

The German automaker first sent the hearts racing of U.S. Avant enthusiasts earlier this year when it published a tweet depicting a summoning circle with the text ‘Avants in the U.S.’ In recent days, Audi U.S. has published no less than five images of Avant models sold throughout the years but never offered locally.

Also Read: Attention Wagon Lovers, Audi Teases Return Of Avant In America

The first image depicts a blue Audi RS2 with the text ‘The Audi RS 2, never released in America. #WeVantAvants.’ The second-image shows off the first-generation RS6 Avant and also reads ‘Was never available in America. #WeVantAvants.’ For the third image we’re presented with a stunning red first-generation RS4 Avant, again ‘Not available in America #WeVantAvants.’ The final two images show the second-generation RS4 Avant and third-generation RS4 Avant with the same hashtag.

It has long been reported that the latest-generation Audi RS6 Avant could arrive on U.S. shores and we think that’s exactly what Audi is teasing with this social media campaign. Adding merit to this is the fact that Audi Sport recently published a teaser image of what’s believed to be the new RS6 Avant ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

In April, Audi Sport research and development boss Oliver Hoffman confirmed that it was possible the new RS6 Avant would be offered in North America.

“The U.S. market is increasingly interested in real station wagons like the RS6 Avant. Therefore, it is entirely possible that we will bring it back to North America,” he said.

 

  • Rocket

    I’m not happy about Audi’s move to touchscreen controls, but I’ll never complain about having more wagons on offer in the US.

  • -hh

    The US market is utterly saturated with SUVs, so if Audi is looking for a better product niche to compete in, it is in the “Not SUVs” segment that we used to call automobiles. More specifically to include vehicles that have a little bit more utility than conventional 4-door sedans, which means Avants and Sportbacks.
    FYI, because of Audi’s more upscale positioning, this means that the Avants-Wagons-Sportbacks should NOT succumb to the temptation of having a cheap & flimsy “windowshade” cover over the rear compartment: use a (removable) hard cover like the A3 Sportback had a decade ago – – this (a) doesn’t break after a few years (b) isn’t expensive, and most importantly, (c) provides over -2 dB of sound & NVH isolation to make for a substantially quieter interior cabin.

Porsche Boxster GTS Goes Against BMW’s Z4 M40i In Straight Line Race

The Boxster GTS has roughly 25 hp more than the Euro-spec Z4 M40i – so who won this German roadsters’ fight?.

Warning: You May Fall In Love With This Modern-Day Lamborghini Miura

With the original widely acknowledged as one of the finest shapes in automotive history, an homage to the Miura would surely find lots of takers.

Connectivity Upgrades Raise 2020 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Prices By $530

The 2020 NV200 cargo van gains a new 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM Radio.

Kia Admits Stinger Successor Is In Doubt As Sales Didn’t Live Up To Expectations

The sports saloon was always going to be a halo car for Kia, yet they believed it would be successful at least in the U.S. – and that didn’t happen.

G-Power Pumps Up The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe To 789 HP

Thanks to new turbochargers and software, plus a few other parts, Merc’s super SUV benefits from a significant increase in power.

Semi-Truck Carrying 44,000 Lbs Of Nutella Crashes In Michigan

Good thing the chocolate delight was in jars and not liquid form, or that highway would probably be closed to traffic for more than 2.5 hours .

McLaren Speedtail Build Slot Pops Up For Sale At $5.5 Million

Production of the 1,035 HP hyper GT is limited to 106 units worldwide, so it’s to be expected for flippers to exploit this to the fullest.

Have A Listen At The Tesla Model 3’s Pedestrian Warning Sound

Tesla’s new noisemaker for the Model 3 actually makes two sounds, one for going forward and one for reverse, and they’re (fittingly) futuristic.

California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

The war between the Trump administration, who revoked states’ rights to set their own standards, and state officials is escalating.

Mercedes Is Asking $53k For 22,000-Mile 1982 S-Class In Showroom Condition

Currently residing at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this classic S-Class has undergone a thorough restoration by the company itself and is accompanied by all documents and invoices .