Sneak preview: Audi’s Sky Sphere, Grand Sphere and Urban Sphere concepts

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Audi’s heads of exterior and interior design talk about the future of the soon-to-be-electric luxury brand

Audi recently announced plans to reveal three new electric, level 4 autonomous concept cars that will set the future design direction for the brand. The Sky Sphere, a sleek grand tourer, will make its debut in California ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. The Grand sphere, a D-segment luxury sedan inspired by the 2017 AIcon concept, will bow in September at the newly minted IAA in Munich. The Urban Sphere, a crossover for metro dwellers will debut, according to Audi, “sometime next year.” Ahead of the unveilings, CDN got some insight from Philipp Roemers, Audi’s head of exterior design and Norbert Weber, head of interior, about what’s to come.

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