The Audi Q8 flagship SUV will go in to production in 2018 in Bratislava, and its smaller coupe SUV sibling – the Audi Q4 – in 2019 in Hungary.
Audi has been on a mission for quite some time to expand its range of SUV offerings, and now we know the new range-topping Audi Q8 will go in to production in Slovakia next year (2018) and the smaller coupe SUV – the Audi Q4 – will arrive a year later and be built in Hungary.
That means a huge ‘Look at Me’ grille, matrix and LED lights, high waistline, bold coupe roofline and a luxury interior.
The Q8 Concept came with a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of Audi’s 3.0 litre TFSI with 329bhp and a 134bhp electric motor promising performance of 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. None too shoddy for a big lump of an SUV. Expect prices heading up to £100k.
The Audi Q4 will be a more affordable Audi SUV, and although we haven’t seen a concept yet it’s likely the Q4 will be more overtly sporty than the Q8 but share similarities in its design; a boil-wash Q8 just like the BMW X4 is a scaled down X6.