Audi bakkie could be on the cards, according to CEO

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The Ingolstadt producer is synonymous with luxurious, impeccably constructed automobiles. The key phrase right here is “automobiles” and never pickup vehicles, although.

It’s odd to image a luxurious car producer equivalent to Audi instantly turning their hand to the bakkie market. Audi’s CEO Markus Duesmann lately confirmed, nevertheless, that the corporate was contemplating producing a bakkie that British publication Autocar believes might rival the inimitable Ford Ranger. Sound acquainted? Mercedes-Benz’s X-Class could have sought out to do exactly this, however everyone knows how that ended…

This sudden speak of an Audi birthed bakkie got here after a journalist requested Deusmann about whether or not or not a bakkie was in growth. His response didn’t fully deny the potential for a pick-up changing into part of the producer’s lineup. The Audi CEO confirmed that they’re enthusiastic about presumably growing a bakkie-like car. “I can’t promise that we are going to do one, however we’re wanting into it. We’ll current – not too removed from now – perhaps one thing.” The cryptic CEO has sparked the thought of a pickup truck or one thing related  being unveiled quickly.

All of it good and effectively hoping for a bakkie from a producer that hasn’t ever launched one,  nevertheless by way of functionality, not solely would Audi be capable of create a reasonably aggressive truck, they must. Given their present electrical car expertise, this hypothetical Audi bakkie might utilise among the producer’s signature EV tech and enter into the electrical bakkie/off-roader market. 

As a part of the VW Group, Audi is positioned effectively sufficient that discovering a industrial car/bakkie platform inside the secure wouldn’t be that troublesome. In response to Felix Web page from Autocar, the Ingolstadt automaker might use its place inside the VW Group to work off the Amarok platform. The South African automotive business might subsequently profit from an Amarok-based Audi bakkie on condition that the brand new Amarok, which shares a platform with the brand new Ford Ranger, will likely be in-built South Africa. 

The Ingolstadt producer is synonymous with luxurious, impeccably constructed automobiles. The key phrase right here is “automobiles” and never pickup vehicles, although. It’s odd to image a luxurious car producer equivalent to Audi instantly turning their hand to the bakkie market. Audi’s CEO Markus Duesmann lately confirmed, nevertheless, that the corporate was contemplating producing a bakkie that British publication Autocar believes might rival the inimitable Ford Ranger. Sound acquainted? Mercedes-Benz’s X-Class could have sought out to do exactly this, however everyone knows how that ended…

This sudden speak of an Audi birthed bakkie got here after a journalist requested Deusmann about whether or not or not an Audi bakkie was in growth. His response didn’t fully deny the potential for a pick-up changing into part of the producer’s lineup. The Audi CEO confirmed that they’re enthusiastic about presumably growing a bakkie-like car. “I can’t promise that we are going to do one, however we’re wanting into it. We’ll current – not too removed from now – perhaps one thing.” The cryptic CEO has sparked the thought of a pickup truck or one thing related  being unveiled quickly.

All of it good and effectively hoping for a bakkie from a producer that hasn’t ever launched one,  nevertheless by way of functionality, not solely would Audi be capable of create a reasonably aggressive truck, they must. Given their present electrical car expertise, this hypothetical bakkie might utilise among the producer’s signature EV tech and enter into the electrical bakkie/off-roader market. 

As a part of the VW Group, Audi is positioned effectively sufficient that discovering a industrial car/bakkie platform inside the secure wouldn’t be that troublesome. In response to Felix Web page from Autocar, the Ingolstadt automaker might use its place inside the VW Group to work off the Amarok platform. The South African automotive business might subsequently profit from an Amarok-based Audi “bakkie” on condition that the brand new Amarok, which shares a platform with the brand new Ford Ranger, will likely be in-built South Africa. 

Phrases: Ryan de Villiers

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