Here’s what we already knew about the next-generation Audi A7:
- It will launch in 2017
- It will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Audi-developed MLB Evo architecture
- It will share an engine range with the next-gen 2016 Audi A8
- It will continue to be a “four-door coupe” with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe as its primary rivals
And now, we can also add another piece of intel to that list: the next-gen A7 will also have a more radical exterior design language compared to the current model.
That’s according to Marc Lichte, Audi’s new design chief who joined Audi from Volkswagen earlier this year. He says that design work on the second-generation A7 has already been completed and that elements of its design were previewed in the Prologue concept that was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Without sharing any specifics, Lichte said that among the A6, A7, and A8 trio, it will be the A7 that will be the most radical, with the trio have greater visual differentiation.
Stay tuned as we learn more about the next-gen Audi A7 and other future Audis.