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The mid-size segment of luxurious pickup trucks is reaching new heights. Literally, this segment is packed with luxurious models on the global scale. One arriving model could cause chaos and it is the upcoming 2019 Audi Pickup Truck. After Tesla’s plan to deliver all-electric truck and new GMC Canyon Denali, German carmakers are raising the bet. BMW is also planning to introduce a pickup truck and so does Audi. While everything is still just a concept, this model could arrive later next year.
Audi Pickup Truck will borrow plenty of ideas from the existing Volkswagen Amarok. However, we expect a leather interior with luxurious amenities all as standard. Furthermore, Audi Q7 SUV will serve as an inspiration for the arriving pickup. That includes an exterior design that will look very premium, and of course, the drivetrain.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck will use some cues from the newest VW Amarok
The forthcoming 2019 Audi Pickup truck will be based on the newest VW Amarok. However, this pickup truck will use inspiration from the Audi Q7 SUV as well. With that in mind, expect astonishing exterior design, perhaps the most modern design in the history of the mid-size segment.
Audi’s first pickup truck will offer taller grille and hood, along with the astonishing approach angle of the headlights. Plenty of chrome trims will be standard, the same stands for the bed and the step bumper. Speaking of standard equipment, German carmaker will offer LED headlights and taillights for sure.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck gets the famous MMI infotainment system
The interior will be very similar to the interior of the Q7 model. With that in mind, the 2019 Audi Pickup Truck will offer leather seats, real wood materials and carbon trim all as standard. The newest Audi MMI infotainment system beats the competition with ease and Audi’s virtual cockpit could happen also.
A number of interior combinations are infinite for such a luxurious carmaker so it is hard to predict what will happen in the future. Furthermore, the premium design of the vents, dashboard and the layout of the center console is what we all expect. The price of this model isn’t cheap but at least the interior will fulfill the expectations.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck engine
It is very unclear at this moment which drivetrain will power the 2019 Audi Pickup Truck. On one hand, Amarok is using a 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine that is producing 221 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, Audi Q7 is offering 3.0-liter V6 gasoline unit that delivers 333 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque.
Both drivetrains are using an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and the optional all-wheel-drive system. The Amarok’s engine also offers downhill decent control and rear locking differential. Audi’s arriving pickup truck will for sure pick one of those two options, if not both.
Another interesting debate is which driving system should Audi deliver to its newest pickup model. The Amarok is offering a 4Motion System that is very smooth and efficient. However, this system is more different than the rest of the competition. Unlike the models such as GMC Canyon, Amarok is offering a full-time system without the low range. It would be natural to see Audi’s quattro AWD setup in Audi’s pickup truck, but that thing isn’t that likely to happen.
2019 Audi Pickup Truck price and release date
Don’t be fooled, Audi is a luxurious carmaker that will deliver premium pickup. With that in mind, the 2019 Audi Pickup Truck will cost around $50,000 for the base model. Trim levels are not available right now, but we can expect a few of them. This model will go on sale later in 2019. On top of that, we can expect the arriving competitors from the Mercedes and Tesla.