A prototype for a brand new Audi A7 Avant wagon has been spied for the primary time.
It will likely be twinned with a redesigned A7 Sportback hatchback in an expanded A7 household resulting from begin arriving round 2025. It is not clear if the wagon will attain the U.S. however the hatch will doubtless make it to those shores as a 2026 mannequin. The present A7 Sportback has been on sale for the reason that 2019 mannequin yr and will likely be due for a redesign quickly.
This A7 Avant will exchange the present A6 Avant which for its subsequent technology goes the electrical route. Prototypes for the electrical A6 Avant E-Tron in addition to an A6 E-Tron sedan have already been noticed.
An identical technique is deliberate for the A5 household which is about to spawn a redesigned A5 Sportback, in addition to a new A5 Avant changing the present A4 Avant. Count on any future A4 Avant (and A4 sedan) to run on batteries. It is all resulting from a naming shift introduced by Audi earlier this yr, which is able to see electrical fashions characteristic an excellent quantity of their names and names for fashions with an internal-combustion engine characteristic an odd quantity.
2026 Audi A7 Avant spy photographs – Picture credit score: Baldauf
Audi hasn’t talked about plans for the subsequent A7, however anticipate the automaker to stay with the present technology’s MLB platform, maybe with some revisions. Audi plans to section out combustion fashions in most markets later this decade and is thus unlikely to have invested in a brand new platform for the subsequent A7.
The prototype for the A7 Avant exhibits a sportier, extra sculpted design than the present A6 Avant, which is smart if the car is to be twinned with a future A7 Sportback. A big, protruding grille sits up entrance, whereas on the rear are broad, muscular hips that combine aspect vents beneath the taillights. Apparently, it appears like Audi additionally plans a return to having exhaust tips about just one aspect of the rear fascia in some grades.
A yellow warning sticker on the prototypes factors to an electrified powertrain being examined, doubtless a plug-in hybrid setup.
A high-performance RS 7 Avant must also be within the works, additionally with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It can exchange the present RS 6 Avant that Audi is rumored to ship out with a hardcore GT mannequin, prototypes for which could have been noticed.