Audi’s Q family already has SUVs in all different sizes—from Q2 to Q8, and you’d naturally think that there’s no need for another one. But the SAIC-Audi joint venture in China disagrees, so much so that they went ahead and launched the Q6 in China. Prices start at RMB 500,000 (US$ 74,019 or INR 59.06 lakh).
|Q6 40 TFSI||500,000|
|Q6 45 TFSI||550,000|
|Q6 50 TFSI||600,000|
You’d probably be surprised to know that the Q6 doesn’t slot between the Q5 and the Q7, as it happens to be Audi’s largest model currently. Not a flagship model, but the largest model in terms of exterior dimensions. It is larger than both Q7 and Q8, measuring 5,099 mm long, 2,014 mm wide and 1,784 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,980 mm. In simple terms, the Q6 is Audi’s version of the Volkswagen Talagon—which debuted last April as the brand’s largest SUV. But anyway, wheel sizes range between 19- and 21-inch depending on the variant.
Inside, you get all the creature comforts you expect from a large Audi SUV. These would include a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, three-zone climate control, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D surround sound system, and the latest ADAS suite.
Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the powertrain options start with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 170 kW (231 metric hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft), paired with a 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. The 45 TFSI packs the same powertrain, but offers 195 kW (265 metric hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). And as for 50 TFSI, it packs a 2.5L V6 turbocharged petrol engine with 220 kW (299 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, also paired with a 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. Quattro AWD system comes standard on all variants.