Audi Is Prepping The Biggest Suv
The German mark officially announced plans to create the largest SUV in its model range, which will be named Q8. The machine is likely to be built on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne.
Endless rumors about the new Audi Q8 came to an end. The company has officially confirmed plans to launch production of the new SUV. As stated by the head of development for Audi, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the car is conceived as a competitor to the new generation Range Rover Sport.
It's possible that Audi Q8 will be positioned not as the leader of the crossover line, and as off-road version of the full-size A8 sedan. The car will most likely be born in the form of a coupe. However, despite the increase in size, the cross-coupe should be relatively easy. Engineers expect due to the high proportion of aluminum in the design to achieve a minimum of 300-pound weight savings compared to the current Q7. Interestingly, in addition to the usual diesel and petrol variants, the cross coupe will get a hybrid, and "charged" RS version.
The car will be built on the platform of MLB VW, which will form the basis and some other models of VW - such as, for example, the next generation Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne.
Recall that the concept coupe-crossover Audi Crosslane Coupe, which was named predecessor Q8, was shown to the public in Paris in 2012.