Testing Next-Gen Models: Winter Coming to End
Recent spy photos have been captured of the upcoming next-generation Audi A4, while it was being tested in snowy Sweden. Most likely, the Ingolstadt-based vehicle’s winter assessments are now coming to an end and shortly, we should be presented with its full, proper launch.
Motor1.com, who spied the A4 Avant (B10) back in December of 2021, has sighted that Audi has been busy developing the family hauler for a period in excess of 14 months. There have been minimal alterations to the contour of the exterior, nevertheless we have now gained insight into the finalized model’s front and rear lamps.
Snow is providing a valuable camouflage for the rear of the test car, and at this time we can not determine if the tail lights will be connected via an LED light strip. Still, we don’t anticipate that this new styling element will be included for the attractive wagon.
In comparison to when we previously observed the model (see associated links beneath), the prototype now has a pair of ovoid exhaust pipes, perhaps suggesting S-Line paraphernalia. From the photographs, it is hard to decipher any other exterior modifications that this particular level could pack as a differentiation from the car’s original standard grades; though likely more chrome, bigger rims, as well as exclusive S-Line moldings and emblems may be on the cards.
The evolutionary design is liable to be accentuated by a comparable formula underneath the surface. The car will be underpinned with an adapted version of the MLB platform, which should make more electrification viable under the cover. Equipped with fresh gasoline and diesel engines – latter only accessible in the European market – we forecast every single motor in the restored A4 to possess at least slight hybrid aid. Plug-in hybrid designs are similarly prospected and, alike ever, we anticipate fundamental front-wheel-drive manifestations and voluntary AWDs.
Volkswagen Group will be introducing a few all-new mainstream autos of similar size in the impending months. Initially, one should expect to witness the emergence of both the upcoming Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat, trailed by the fresh A4 (B10) sedan and wagon. With time, moreover, a performance-optimized S4 along with the peak RS4 ought to become available.