It is something we all know and something only a handful accepts, the SUVs are the future within the offensive that many brands are posing for their present and future range of models.
It is no secret that Audi wants to build as many SUV models as possible. Following the steps announced by Mercedes-Benz and BMW has been doing for years even with variants “coupe” which have called SAV, appear to be the following moves of the house of the hoops.
After having Q3, Q5 and Q7 already on the market and waiting for the Q1 to arrive, the mark of the four rings seems to have come across a large wall that seems to cut the development of his family SUV.
According to the CAR Magazine, it seems that the Germans are running out of naming options. Come on, what about Q2 and Q4?
Well, apparently the names Q2 and Q4 belong to Fiat. You probably do not remember it but years ago, Alfa Romeo used these nomenclatures to designate the 4 × 2 (Q2 System of the Alfa Romeo GT and Alfa Romeo 147) and 4 × 4 (Q4 System of the 159 and the Crosswagon). Although Alfa Romeo is not currently using these names in their range, the truth is that they are registered in their name and cannot be used for anything that has to do with the automotive industry.
Apparently, the Germans have already approached FCA to discuss this problem but the answer was not all the positive they expected. More than a mere business this is a revenge of FCA for trying to buy Alfa Romeo long ago.
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If we stop to analyze the situation, the position of Audi is quite difficult as without the consent of FCA could not employ the designations that would allow the mark of the four rings to complete their family SUV. With the only possibility of an arduous legal battle, FCA could use this situation as a useful tool with which to negotiate with the Volkswagen Group and ask for something in return … technologies, factories?