GM Authority has heard it from a little bird that Audi will soon be showing the world a concept car that both hints at a new flagship and a new styling direction. Expected to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the Audi A9 four-door coupe concept will likely be based on the Volkswagen Group‘s MLB architecture and will be shared with the next-generation A8.
According to Autocar, the new Audi was created to showcase a new styling direction under the helm of new design boss, Marc Lichte, and should rival its distant relative, the Porsche Panamera.
“It builds on the design in place today but takes it to a whole new level. The design department is working very closely with the production department to give future Audi models a more technical look with added accuracy in terms of build – in keeping with their engineering,” said Autocar‘s source.
In addition to a fresh exterior direction, the A9 concept will feature “new interior developments” like new connectivity options and a digital instrument cluster that recently debuted on the third-generation TT.
Audi fans can expect the street version of this concept to hit the streets in 2017.