The brand of the four rings will expand in the next two years its range of models of type todocamino that already has the Q2, Q3, Q5 and Q7 in addition to the A4 and A6 Allroad
Audi has announced its ambitious plans for the next years as far as vehicles are concerned. The new Q4 is a vehicle that is positioned between Q3 and Q5 with a more dynamic and sporty style body. Thanks to its coupe-type roof, while the Q8 will be, for the moment, the top of the range todocamino. In this case it is a model based on the Q7 platform, also coupe style and manufactured at the plant in Bratislava (Slovakia).
Perhaps the most outstanding news is that both new models will be manufactured in European territory. Something that in recent months had come to doubt after announcing the production of Q5 in Mexico. But finally these new vehicles of the family Q will be made in Bratislava, in the case of Q8. And in the Hungarian locality of Gyor the Q4.
With the Audi Q8, the brand is entering a new segment within its high-end models. Audi’s premium new coupé-style todocamin combines a high-standard. Q7 platform with a sporty design thanks to its falling roof and its coupé-like shape. To this will also be added the latest technology in infotainment systems and driver assistance. It will be a model based on the Q8 Sport Concept unveiled in the past Geneva Motor Show, which combined a powerful V6 engine TFSi 450 horses along with another 30 hp electric.
The start of the production of this model in the plant of Bratislava will be from 2018. In this same Slovak plant also is produced since 2005 the Q7 and they are also made the variant more sportive and the more ecological of this model, respectively the SQ7 and the Q7 e-tron.
A year later, in 2019, the production of Q4 will begin, in this case at the Hungarian plant in Györ. The brand of the four rings enters a new market segment that they have called as CUV (compact utility vehicle). With its sporty silhouette reminiscent of that of a coupe model. The Audi Q4 will position itself by its size halfway between the Audi Q3 and the Audi Q5. From 2018, Audi’s Hungarian plant will also be in charge of producing the Audi Q3. It will continue to be manufactured at the Spanish Seat factory in Martorell.