Audi is expanding its SUV portfolio with two new Q models - the Q4 and Q8.
Confirming production will commence in 2018 at Audi's Bratislava plant (Slovakia) for the Q8, the first Q4 set to drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.
“We will integrate two completely new Q‑models into the existing production network and will thus increase our competitiveness in an extremely important segment,” stated Audi’s Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl.
With the Audi Q8, the brand will open up a new segment for its top-end models. The premium SUV in a coupe style combines ‘great spaciousness with emotive design' and offers the latest technologies in assistance and infotainment systems. The Audi Q7 has already been produced at the same Slovakian plant since 2005. Meanwhile, the second generation of the large SUV is in production there, as an S version and as the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid.
The Audi Q4 is described as ‘very sporty’ by Audi with coupe-style silhouette and will be positioned between the Q3 and Q5. And as of 2018, Audi Hungaria will also be responsible for production of the Audi Q3 compact SUV, which until then will continue to be produced in Martorell, Spain.