Audi AG’s U.S. unit wants to sell 200,000 vehicles a year, a massive increase over the 85,700 reached in 2002. Without an SUV, the Bavarians know they have no chance, so the appearance of the Pikes Peak concept on Audi’s stand at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit confirms what everybody knows: Audi desperately needs an SUV. Yes, there’s the existing allroad – a jacked-up version of the A6 wagon – but the market’s already proven it doesn’t accept the allroad as an ...

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