Audi of America President Scott Keogh and Audi of America Director of Product Management Filip Brabec have revealed some new details about the company’s future lineup.
Speaking to Automobile Magazine, Brabec confirmed “We’re looking to significantly expand the presence of RS in the United States.” The executive was tight-lipped on specifics but hinted we will see to successors to existing models and “then some.”
At other end of the spectrum, Keogh is bullish on electric vehicles. He believes up to 25 percent of sales will come from battery-powered electric vehicles in the next ten years. The executive also confirmed Audi will build a network of charging stations similar to Tesla’s Supercharger network.
Audi has been one of the leaders in the field of autonomous driving but Keogh conceded a fully autonomous driving experience won’t be coming anytime soon. As he explained, the technology is rapidly advancing but it still faces a number of hurdles including four-way stops and dirt roads. The latter issue is particularly challenging as autonomous driving systems rely on identifying lane marking and dirt roads don’t have them.
In other news, the executives suggested the A6 Allroad could eventually be offered in the United States. There’s no word on when a decision could be made but the automaker recently introduced the A4 Allroad at the North American International Auto Show.
Source: Automobile Magazine