Redesigned 2018 Audi A6 Comes with Bold Styling Changes

The redesigned 2018 Audi A6 will be based on the Audi Prologue concept. This is not something to write home about, since the most of the future Audi models – if not all – are going to inherit some of the Prologue’s features one way or another. However, it’s also known, thanks to the Autocar report, that the all-new 2018 Audi A6 will be released sometime in 2017, it will be underpinned by the new MLB Evo platform and its appearance will certainly be based on the Prologue concept which was introduced at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Although the general design language is known, since we know how the concept looks, it’s still secret how they’re going to implement it in the upcoming redesign. It may seem a bit contradictory, but the mid-size sedan, which is perhaps one of the best choices of the Audi’s lineup, is going to be very different from the next-generation A8 and A7. Both of those cars are also based on the Prologue concept, as well as the upcoming 2016 Audi A4, which should borrow some styling cues. But, how is this possible?

Audi Prologue Concept Base for 2018 Audi A6

Audi Prologue Concept

2018 Audi A6 Design

Audi design chief, Mr. Marc Lichte, who created the Prologue concept, wants the brand’s new design language to be interpreted for every model separately. And while it can be argued that the new Audi models are based on the Audi Prologue, the concept car, which was introduced in Los Angeles, was actually made after the body design of the forthcoming production models was defined. That’s why all of the new Audi sedans will have something in common, but every one of them will be unique and different. The 2018 Audi A6, as a luxury sedan, will be released after the Audi A8 and the Audi A7 already hit the showrooms. This way, it can use their halo effect and offer a fresh take on the established brand’s design language.

Audi Prologue Concept Marc Lichte

Mr. Marc Lichte Stands next to Veiled Audi Prologue Concept

MLB Evo Platform

As we already mentioned, the 2018 A6 will be built on the new MLB Evo basic architecture. The modular platform will be shared among numerous Volkswagen Group models. However, the first vehicle underpinned by the second-generation MLB Evo platform will be the 2016 Audi Q7. Since the architecture is modular, it can support both a full-size SUV, such as the Q7 and a mid-size executive sedan, like the A6.

2018 Audi A6 Release

The 2018 Audi A6 will be released sometime in 2017. Of course, aside from the sedan version, they will offer a wagon variant, too.

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