With just under two more years until the next-gen Audi A4 hits the streets, it's not surprising that details are starting to leak out. The Brits from Autocar are reporting some information on the 2015 A4, although it isn't clear where any of it came from.

The most substantial news might be in regards to the plug-in hybrid version of the car. We've known for a couple years now that an A4 PHEV was being planned, but the report indicates that a trio of plug-in configurations are being planned, equipped with a 2.0-liter gas engine, a 2.0-liter diesel engine or a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. All engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the A4 plug-in is said to have an all-electric range of up to 31 miles.

In terms of styling, the next A4 shouldn't stray too far away from Audi's current design language, but it will introduce a new version of the automaker's signature grille. Despite being about the same size as the existing A4, the fifth-generation model will drop some pounds thanks to various weight-saving techniques with the most obvious being aluminum body panels. Based on this info, we should see the A4 sedan and wagon in April 2015, an Allroad later in the year and a redesigned A5 lineup hitting the scene in 2016.

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      Let me guess how it's gonna look like. It's gonna look like next generation Jetta. Just buy a jetta put audi logo on it and you have the same thing.
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      I am a proponent of evolutionary design to maintain brand identity and resale values, but Audi's evolution is so slow it is practically stagnant. I hope Audi does something more daring than we see with the newest A3 and A8 coming to the U.S. (But not so goofy as the Lexus IS!)
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      Big question for the PHEV is whether they'll design from the ground up with batteries in mind, or will they just fill up half the trunk like most of the current PHEVs (Fusion, Accord, the S-Class that was announced yesterday...)
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      VW/Audi is planning to produce PHEVs across the spectrum other than in the very small vehicle sector, where the Up BEV and natural gas versions will be their offerings as they don't think hybrids economic in that sector. Here is their vehicle roadmap: http://www.plugincars.com/vw-ev-chief-we-want-lead-electrification-125999.html#comment-25447