Audi to begin production of Q8 and Q4

Audi Q8 concept shows off Audi’s future plug-in hybrid flagship

Audi took the wraps off a follow-up version to its Q8 concept at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing an upcoming SUV that will throw a few coupe styling elements into the mix.

It says the auto will enter the "compact utility vehicle (CUV)" market and will feature more coupe-like proportions compared to the squarer dimensions of the existing Q3 SUV, suggesting it will compete with the Mercedes GLA and BMW X4.

"We view it as a display of great confidence in us, to be entrusted with the production of the prestigious Audi Q8 model", VW SK spokesperson, Lucia Kovarovič Makayová, announced on April 11. VW also builds the VW Up, Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo minicars at the factory.

So, what are these new additions and where will they be placed in the hierarchy? The latest SUV to join the brand's model range is the compact Q2, and soon more will follow. Audi says the Q4 will also feature a coupe-style silhouette, and it will be positioned between the Q3 and the Q5. Audi calls it a Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) and confirms that it'll be on the sportier side in nature.

The Q4 is a coupe-SUV hybrid that will go up against the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe.

Audi has revealed some of the car's specs and confirmed an early 2018 start date for production at its facility in Bratislava, Slovakia. This could mean a "pure-electric Q4 E-Tron" is on the cards, although a plug-in hybrid is more probable. Until then, the Q3 will continue to be built in Martorell, Spain.

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