Feast your eyes on the A5 Sportback! Audi’s aim is to fill every possible niche in its range by 2015 and this is the next model in its line-up. Despite the trademark disguise, this prototype version was exposed briefly and our eagle-eye spies were on hand to capture it.
From the picture we can see the A5 Sportback will feature a high waistline and low, sloping roof, while the front should remain identical to the current A5 Coupe it is based on.
It is also clear it will have five doors but the sporty, raked, hatchback rear-end will ensure it looks much sleeker than an Avant. The coupe-hatchback will have a more spacious cabin than the standard A5 too which will help the new Audi stand in a niche all of its own.
Expect the same engines as in the A5 line-up, with base models remaining front-wheel-driven. All-wheel-drive will be available on the range-toppers though. The A5 Sportback is set to be launched in the second half of 2009.