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Audi could sell A6 Avant, RS 6 Avant in the US

by Ronan Glon

The firm hasn't decided whether to send them across the pond yet.

The station wagon revival Volvo predicted in the early 2010s might be happening. Audi has indicated it's considering adding more long-roof models to its line-up in the United States. Their ticket across the pond is far from booked, however.

Audi told Motor Authority that it's considering selling the new A6 Avant (pictured) and upcoming, 650-plus-horsepower RS 6 Avant in America. The firm hasn't given Americans the chance to buy an A6 Avant in over a decade, and it has never sold the RS 6 Avant on our shores (though it briefly sold the RS 6 sedan). Giving both models the green light is easier said than done, however.

Audi spokesman Mark Dahncke confirmed to Motor Authority that the firm sees enthusiasm for the models. The numbers need to add up before Audi moves forward with its mini wagon offensive, however. The spokesman promised a decision is coming soon.

It's too early to tell whether Audi would sell the standard A6 Avant, the A6 Allroad (which hasn't been unveiled yet), or both. Rival Volvo has chosen to sell both variants of its V90, though dealers only carry the rugged-looking Cross Country model. The standard V90 is a special order-only model. On the other hand, Mercedes sells the E-Class wagon here but it didn't bother importing the All-Terrain model. Meanwhile, BMW has shown no interest in the segment.

The current-generation A6 Avant has been on sale in Europe since 2018. The Allroad and RS 6 variants will make their debut in 2019. We'll likely learn more about whether the A6 wagons will join the Q3, Q5, and Q7 in American showrooms before the end of the year.

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