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Audi is planning a whole raft of new models for the near future, and now we have further insight into what at least some of those models might be. The German automaker has reportedly filed trademarks for a series of model names, including SQ2, SQ4, Q9 and F-Tron.

Following in the footsteps of the SQ5 performance crossover, the SQ2 and SQ4 nameplates would seem to indicate that Audi is planning performance versions of its upcoming compact crossovers. The Q9 would suggest that a larger crossover is in the works to slot in above the already gargantuan Q7. And the F-Tron name could be used for a fuel-cell version of the A7 or other models, following a similar naming pattern to the E-Tron range of electric vehicles.

Of course Audi could simply be filing these trademarks as a safeguard and may not actually build any of these models. But one way or another, it indicates a certain measure of intent exists as Ingolstadt gears up to expand its lineup with 11 new models in the next few years.

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      So they trademarked ugly named. No loss.
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      As the TT is being discontinued, can we see a modern rendition of the short wheelbase 80's Quattro?
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      Long live the new and overpriced PT LOSER
      • 1 Year Ago
      Their cars -are starting???- to look like Transformers. And now the names match too.
      Max Bullo
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      Call them whatevever u want but always bland, dull, ugly,POS overpriced VW/Seat/Skoda remains.
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      NOOOOOOOOO ... why Audi ... why??? as a long time Audi S & RS car owner/fan (I am on my 4th car) I have to say that this is just crap. Who the hell cares about stupid SUV & CUVs that are usually purchased by fat people and high maintenance soccer moms. Do they not produce enough of this garbage under the Volkswagen brand?