Audi plans Q9 SUV, because 9 is bigger than 7
Plenty of brands are getting into this segment. Audi is the latest to announce that it will be offering a new 3 row SUV.
People have speculated that the Q9 may be the size of the current Q7. Right now, the Q7 is about the size of the GL and seats 7. That means that Audi is missing an SUV with 5 seats to compete with the Cayenne, ML, X5 and RR Sport.
This move seems to be a reaction to the BMW X7, and Land Rover supersizing the range Rover. But, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did say, "If we do [a Q9], it will not be because of what our rivals are doing."