Audi is poised to drop a bombshell on the North American market with a slew of new vehicles that haven't yet seen our soil, including the much-fawned-after RS6 Avant Wagon.
According to Car and Driver
, Audi Sport's research and development chief Oliver Hoffmann says some of its new products are going to be heading to North America.
“We are preparing for the biggest product offensive we ever had,” he said. We will also see a new RS Q8, plus the next-generation RS7 Sportback.
However, the big news here is that RS6 Avant. Audi pulled its wagons from the North American market after the C5 generation and didn't offer the vehicles for lack of interest.
That is all changing, however, with the North American market starting to turn onto wagons once again, and Audi is willing to place its bets the Avant will stand out amongst all the CUV craziness.
“The U.S. market is increasingly interested in real station wagons like the RS6 Avant,” Hoffman adds. “Therefore, it is entirely possible that we will bring it back to North America.”
Currently, European market versions of the fast-brake makes up to 553 horsepower from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The closest thing we've gotten to the latest generation of RS6 Avant has been the RS7 Sportback, which shares a lot of the DNA.
It will be refreshing for a true wagon to come back to the continent that viewed most of the world through the rear-facing seat of one.