Will the Popular RS4 Sport Wagon from Audi be Available in the US?
The German automobile manufacturer has decided to put the brakes on a stateside launch of the car that was recently reported to be in the works.
A new high-performance sports wagon may soon be coming to the US market and it is possible that Audi is considering bringing it to the US market in the near future. There is a possibility that the German brand is going to release the RS 4 Avant stateside in the near future, according to Rich Report.
This is largely due to the fact that the company's most recent performance wagon, the RS6 Avant, had actually turned out to be quite successful when it was released in the US last year.
As countless high-powered sports wagons hit the European market, American enthusiasts watched with envy. The Audi RS 6 Avant finally arrived in this country in 2019, when Audi announced plans to bring it here. There has been a decline in wagon sales on this side of the Atlantic for decades now, but the company's twin-turbo V-8 has been a success, with the initial 2,000 units quickly selling out.
There's no doubt Audi is looking forward to finding out if there is an appetite for more from its customers. It is reported by Motor Trend that while testing out the RS 5 Competition in Spain last fall, a publicist for the brand let slip that the RS 4 Avant Competition, which was created only for the European market, was actually destined for the US market.
As another source has informed the magazine, the wagon, which is equipped with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 444 horsepower and 442 ft-lbs of torque, will be released in the United States in the coming months. The comments made by Audi at the time were referred to as a mistake by the company.
A follow-up with the marque revealed there are no plans to release the car in the U.S. "at this time," but the magazine points out that this does not mean it won't happen at a later date.
Champagne enthusiasts might not want to uncork their Champagne just yet as it might not be the best idea to do so. When Rich Report approached Audi for comment, a representative for the company declined to make any comments. “There are no plans to bring the RS 4 to the US market,” they stated.
This does not, however, mean that another Audi sports wagon isn't likely to make its way to our shores at some point in the future. In our opinion, it would not be a huge surprise to see the all-electric RS 6 Avant arrive sometime this year here in the United States. In addition to the three-door version of the new RS 3, there is a sportback version of the vehicle as well, which we think would be of interest to more than a few enthusiasts.