Audi Bringing “Vail” Q3 Concept to Detroit Auto Show

Audi is bringing a “Vail” version of its compact Q3 crossover  to the Detroit auto show next week, in addition to the refreshed 2013 A4 and new A4 Allroad. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler spilled the beans regarding the small crossover to Bloomberg, and an Audi representative confirmed to us that the Q3 “concept” will make an appearance at the show.
We added quotations around the word “concept” because the Q3 launched just last year in Europe, and the Detroit version will essentially be a dressed-up production car—the “Vail” treatment probably refers to a ski- or winter-inspired theme. The Q3 is not confirmed for the U.S. market, but Audi could be testing the waters with the Vail. We’ll bring you more info next week after the Q3 Vail makes its big debut.