The 2023 Audi truck is another model in the sea of pickups that we might see next season, but don’t know too much about it. Well, the rumors pairing the German company and this segment are not new, but there are a few things that make us think the debut is possible. For example, Audi is expanding its SUV class. The platform used by the Q7 or Q8 could underpin the truck. Also, company’s biggest rivals are also developing their pickups, and Mercedes even brought X-Class a couple of years ago. It was not a success, and Audi plans to beat the archrival in this segment.
The release date of the Audi pickup is not set yet. Expecting it next year is a bold prediction. But, the first appearance counts. Whichever German manufacturer launches the truck the first, other two will speed up the development. Plus, Audi has the best position. Its non-premium division, Volkswagen, is already out with Amarok, and further expansion of the pickup lineup is expected. Besides the arrival of Atlas Tanoak and Tarok, we could also see the 2023 Audi truck.
Prototypes and Concept
Spy photographers can’t catch any of the test mules on the streets. That means Audi is hiding the pickup very successfully, or the vehicle is not ready for the streets. Further, that shows the release date is not so close. Either way, the 2023 Audi truck is a myth, but with all the resources the German carmaker has, the vehicle can become a reality pretty easy. There are a few renders based on the existing design languages and the pickup looks very nice.
The company has to resolve the bed and functionality, areas where their designers are not so experienced. Of course, there is always room for partnership, like Mercedes did with Nissan. Japanese truckmakers are very successful, and Audi might take some lessons from Toyota or Honda.
2023 Audi Truck Towing Capacity
A few things are certain about the upcoming vehicle. First, the 2023 Audi Truck interior will be one of the most luxurious in the US market. There is no premium manufacturers in this class, so the German company will easily beat high-end packages of Ford and Chevy models. Like in the SUV class, the focus is on the driver. Infotainment system is one of the best in the market. Premium materials enhance the comfort and Audi doesn’t lack advanced safety options.
Fans of the 2023 Audi Truck don’t have to worry about drivetrains as well. In Europe and other parts of the world, diesel units are going to be the main source of power. In the US, petrol plants are dominating. Depending on the size, the base version might be packed with a 2.0-liter turbo-four unit, or the company could skip it and get to the point with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder mill. As a premium truck, this drivetrain is a definitely better fit that makes the statement. Plus, the towing capacity should be the top priority and a V6 will deliver at least 7,000 pounds of hauling potential.