It could rival the likes of the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.
A concept unveiling could come very soon.
Volkswagen sells the Amarok but it’s unlikely they will share components.
About two and half years ago, Audi revealed the AI:Trail concept, a fairly wild overlander type vehicle. While it may not be a pickup, Audi’s certainly been thinking about adding a more rugged model to its lineup for some time. And now, they are seriously thinking about a pickup.
Parent company Volkswagen has sold the Amarok in many parts of the world for a dozen years and it has proven to be popular. The next generation will be based on the Ranger under a deal with Ford as demand continues to be strong. As far as premium pickups go, Mercedes-Benz did briefly sell the X-Class (based on the Nissan Navara), but this turned out to be a failed experiment.
Audi’s pickup would unlikely share components with the Amarok, instead possibly be inspired by the 2019 AI:Trail concept and used the group’s MEB architecture or the PPE platform as the foundation.
The interesting part, based on Autocar’s report, is that Audi is officially looking into a pickup and may present something in the near future.