The all-new 2020 Audi Pickup Truck is about to arrive at the beginning of 2020. So far, all the information we have are based on the concept. There were a lot of rumors in a previous couple of months. However, those rumors are turning to be true. Pickup trucks are one of the most popular vehicles in the last decade. Literally, every manufacturer is looking to compete in this segment.
Audi is the last automaker that will enter the race. We surely expect a premium exterior design and a very upscale interior. However, we are still not sure how much power will Audi give to its new model. On top of that, the new Audi Pickup Truck will arrive only in Europe. Of course, the goal is to reach American soil. For that reason, we can expect for Audi’s new pickup to enter the market in 2021.
2020 Audi Pickup Truck Platform
First rumors suggested the same body-on-frame platform that underpins the VW Amarok model. However, now it seems like the 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will ride on the unibody architecture. This model will compete in the mid-size segment. Moreover, Audi Q7 Pickup is the name that is a possibility. For the same reason, we can expect a lot of the same styling cues from the Q7 crossover.
That means the MLB platform could underpin the all-new pickup truck. Because of its unibody structure, Audi will offer a lot of advantages. That includes handling, comfort and driving performances in general. On the other hand, we don’t expect astonishing performances. Whatsoever, we expect the towing capacity will be below average for the mid-size pickup truck segment.
For the start, we expect for the 2020 Audi Pickup Truck to look very attractive. It could become one of the best-looking models in the mid-size segment. Audi’s famous design language will be present once again. As we mentioned, performance is not the primary focus for the German manufacturer. Audi will focus on the premium look and a great level of comfort. For that reason, the design will look very modern and pickup will be very handsome. Latest reports are suggesting a crew cab layout.
Whatsoever, single cab won’t be in the offer at all. The longer wheelbase will provide a more SUV-like stance and we expect premium features. The front fascia will look astonishing with modern headlights and shiny grille. Most of the exterior will be very similar to the Q7 crossover model. Even the shape will be similar. Thanks to the numerous trim levels, range-topping trim will look impressive. On top of that, Audi could easily offer numerous appearance packages.
Interior To Offers Great Comfort
The cabin will look very upscale and modern. The 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will offer an SUV-like interior with great comfort. Plenty of features and cues are borrowed from the Audi Q7 crossover. That includes the dashboard, the same layout of the controls and much more. The cabin will host plenty of quality materials and comfort is guaranteed.
Numerous horizontal lines and modern shapes will be in the offer as well. A tablet-like touchscreen is very certain and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is a must. That includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The German manufacturer will offer ambient lighting, Wi-Fi and many other premium features. However, most of the premium features will be optional. Audi’s new pickup will be sold only in the crew cab variant. That means there will be two rows of seats and a room for five passengers.
When it comes to powertrain options, we expect numerous engine choices. In the first year, the 2020 Audi Pickup Truck will be sold in Europe exclusively. However, the company plans to expand its sales. For that reason, different markets will get a different type of engines. A 3.0-liter V6 engine is the most probable outcome. This gasoline engine is producing 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. However, this unit will be optional. On top of that, it comes with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox.
As for the standard powertrain option, a 2.0-liter seems like the perfect candidate. This engine will deliver around 250 horsepower. The hybrid drivetrain is just a speculation for now. However, it seems unlikely for the hybrid model to arrive in 2020. On top of that, even the high-performance pickup is unlikely to happen. However, Audi could offer an off-road variant or at least one off-road trim level.
2020 Audi Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2020 Audi Pickup Truck could start at $47,000. It will be more expensive than most of its rivals in the mid-size segment. Audi’s newest model will be sold in Europe in 2020.
However, we can expect for this pickup to arrive on the American soil in 2021. On top of that, BMW and Mercedes are also working on new pickup truck models. It will be interesting to see the European battle between those three automotive giants.