During Audi's Annual Press Conference back in March, the big news was confirmation of the reveal date for the company’s flagship model: the A8 is set to debut on July 11. Now, a launch date for the A8's slinky five-door coupe sibling, the A7 Sportback, has been confirmed: it's coming in Q4 2017.
That means we’ll probably see it at the LA Auto Show which opens on 1 December, although an online reveal could occur a few days sooner. Audi has made the promise the all-new A7 Sportback “will continue to be the most progressive large five-door top-segment coupe” and its exterior design will have what it takes to “makes a striking statement” for the Ingolstadt-based marque.
Audi has already partially revealed its new top-tier models — the A8, A7, and A6 — in an official sketch published a while back on Motor1, showing the front ends of all three cars. Unsurprisingly, the A7 will have the sportiest design of the trio thanks to a prominent front bumper hosting bigger vents as well as a muscular bonnet with additional creases.
We will get a better understanding of the design once the A8 is revealed in July. Audi has promised a bigger styling differentiation between its models thanks to a new, albeit very evolutionary, design language penned by Marc Lichte. Sadly, the A7’s unique rear end won’t live to see a new generation as Audi revealed a couple of years ago the new one will adopt a “more mainstream butt” due to complaints from customers not happy with the droopy rear.
Gallery: 2019 Audi S7 Sportback spy photos
Following the A7’s debut late this year, the hotter S7 (pictured above) will be introduced at some point in 2018; in time, expect a new RS7 range-topper as well.
Gallery: 2018 Audi A7 Sportback spy photos
Now let’s look at the second model series that we will renew. The new Audi A7** will continue to be the most progressive large five-door top-segment coupe. It will have its world premiere in the fourth quarter. And like the first generation, the design of the new Audi A7** makes a striking statement for our brand.