MUNICH -- Audi will unveil its new A6 at the Geneva auto show in March.
The car will be Audi's first high-volume model to feature the German automaker's so-called single-frame grille design.
The grille was introduced on the Nuvolari concept coupe shown last year in Geneva. The look has already been applied to Audi's upgraded A8, the W-12 A8 L 6.0 quattro, the company's top-of-the-line product.
The aggressive-looking face progressively will be extended to the rest of the Audi lineup.
The car will compete against the BMW 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E class.
Audi's new five-door version of the A3 will debut at the Paris auto show in September. It will have a radically different body than the three-door A3.
The five-door A3 will feature a front end specifically designed for the version, a longer roofline and a completely different rear, internally called a "sportback."
The previous A3 five-door version had the same body as the three-door.
The Volkswagen subsidiary also will introduce the production version of its crossover sport-utility in 2006. The vehicle is derived from the Pikes Peak concept car unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January 2003. Internally, the car is called the A7.
The production version of the Pikes Peak will be built along with the VW Touareg at VW's plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Audi also aims to produce its Le Mans concept. The mid-engine coupe debuted at the IAA in Frankfurt in September, but has not received final production approval.
If approved, the Le Mans coupe will be an all-aluminum car derived from the Lamborghini Gallardo spaceframe.