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2023 Audi Q6 Emerges In China As Company’s Biggest Vehicle Ever

Fancy a fancier VW Atlas? Enter the Q6.

Since the initial spy images surfaced last year, we’ve had reservations about Audi dubbing this SUV the “Q9.” Since we’re looking at the first-ever Q6, it turns out that our assumption is correct. This gasoline-fueled SUV, not to be confused with the planned Q6 E-Tron fully electric variant, will be constructed in China exclusively for the Chinese market. What exactly is it? A Volkswagen Atlas (Teramont in some countries) dressed up in a tuxedo.

The ceremonial unveiling is set for later this year, but Audi has already registered the Q6 with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, so the cat is out of the bag (MIIT). The three-row giant is 5,099 millimetres (200.7 inches) long, 2,014 millimetres (79.2 inches) broad, and 1,784 millimetres (70.2 inches) height, thanks to a local joint venture with SAIC. While it has the same 2,980 mm (117.3 in) wheelbase as the VW counterpart, it is slightly longer and wider.

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It’s worth noting that this isn’t the largest vehicle that can ride on the MQB platform. The VW Talagon takes the top spot, with a length of 5,152 mm (202.8 in) and a wheelbase of the Atlas/Teramont/Q6. While the Talagon is powered by a V6, the new Audi model for China is powered by two turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engines with Quattro all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions.

The “40 TFSI” variant has 228 horsepower (170 kilowatts), whereas the “45 TFSI” has 262 horsepower (195 kW). Given that the Q6 weighs a substantial 2,205 kilos, it won’t be the quickest SUV from Audi (4,861 pounds). The three-row luxury SUV will reach a top speed of 129 mph (207 km/h), according to MIIT paperwork.

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In China, Audi will offer the Q6 with a variety of alloy wheel designs ranging from 17 to 21 inches in diameter, as well as blacked-out emblems and alternate patterns for the flashy front grille. Even the greenhouse has been redesigned to accommodate a different quarter glass, which helps to hide the VW Atlas’s origins. It’s not the most attractive vehicle to transport the Four Rings, but it’s difficult to make such a massive vehicle attractive while being constrained by the MQB foundations. 

The official unveiling could happen next month in Beijing during the Auto China 2022 show.

Source: MIIT

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