Coming next year, Audi is adding a brand new SUV crossover Audi Q8 to its top-end line-up! The new vehicle will derive from the Audi Q8 Concept that was introduced in January.

The 'admiral' crossover Audi Q8 - according to news from Ingolstadt we may assume it might also come with an electric motor or be at least a plug-in hybrid - will start production beginning next year at the Slovakian plant in Bratislava, where Audi Q7 has also already been produced since 2005. The plant also produces the second generation of the large SUV, as an S version and as the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid, making manufacturing circumstances quite ideal for the upcoming Audi Q8.

Over a year later, Audi will also introduce Audi Q4, but that one is to be produced at Audi Hungaria in Győr. With this vehicle, the brand will enter the CUV (compact utility vehicle) car segment, positioning the typical coupe-style silhouette of Audi Q4 between the Audi Q3 and Q5.

We are still awaiting more news, so stay tuned. We can, however, add that with these new models we can absolutely expect alterantive powertrains - since the notorious diesel affair, these are something the Volkswagen Group is considering heavily.

April 12, 2017 Driving photo: Audi

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