Audi A5 Sportback

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Audi A5 Sportback

Audi seems intent on extending its Sportback range, as these concept drawings show. The A5 Sportback is believed to have been confirmed by Audi insiders, but official details are as sketchy as the images above. The rumour mill suggests that an RS5 Sportback is also on the cards, likely to be powered by the 3-litre supercharged V6 from the next S4. Tasty!

Currently, the only Sportback models actually in Audi showrooms are the A3/S3 variations. However, concepts have been revealed for A1 and A7 models.

The addition of an A5 Sportback to Audi’s range seems to fly in the face of the current financial doom and gloom. It is the use of a modular longitudinal platform architecture that affords Audi such possibilities.

May as well pluck a date out of the air for possible production scheduling, but if we’re very lucky, the A5 Sportback could be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. If that happens, expect European sales to commence in 2010. If you’d like to see this model sold in Australia, my guess is, you’d better start petitioning Audi now.

[Source: Fourtitude]

UPDATE 6 April:  AUSmotive understands the A5 Sportback is well underway at Audi. On that basis, don’t be surprised to see an official reveal very soon. If I was to wildly speculate I might suggest the New York International Automotive Show (10-19 April), or Auto Shanghai 2009 (20-28 April).