Audi is making a huge push for SUVs, both big and small. Presently, the car manufacturer revealed production preparations for two new models that will show up near the end of the decade, the Q4 compact utility vehicle and the bigger Q8.
In 2019, Audi will start production of the Q4 in Gyr, Hungary. Here, it will sign up with the Q3, which is predestined to move from its present facility in Martorell, Spain in 2018.
Embracing the appearance of a coupe, the Q4 will slot in between the conventional Q3 and Q5 crossovers. Not much is learnt about the mid-range design at this moment.
Audi revealed strategies for the Q8 to begin production in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2018. The plant has developed the Q7 since 2005, and it presently makes the second-gen model consisting of crucial versions such as the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid and a stylish S model.
The Q8 will work as Audi’s flagship SUV and will utilize a fastback style. A concept revealed at the recent Geneva Motor Show hinted at an extreme style for the model, and previewed a moderate hybrid powertrain efficient in creating 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Audi design chief Marc Lichte regarded the Q8 Sport concept 95-percent production ready.
Audi production boss Hubert Waltl stated the two new Q models will “increase our competitiveness” in an exceptionally crucial segment. That’s especially true in the United States, where Audi’s best-selling model last year without a doubt was the Q5.