Audi have confirmed production of the Audi Q8 and Q4 crossover models, slated for production starting 2018 and 2019 respectively. the Audi Q8 which will be produced in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the Audi Q4 which will be built in Győr (Hungary).
The Audi Q8 is poised to become the brand’s flagship SUV, combining a coupe's stylish looks with the practicality of an SUV. The Q8 will be based on the 'MLB Evo' platform which also underpins the second-generation Audi Q7 premium SUV.
Audi will produce the Q8 in Bratislava in 2018, alongside the Q7. The Q8 will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine assisted by a “mild-hybrid” powertrain that powers the world's first application of an electric-powered compressor. The engine outputs 476hp and 700Nm of torque.
In 2019, production of the Audi Q4 will start at Audi Hungaria in Győr. With this model, the brand is entering the segment of compact utility vehicles (CUVs). Similar to the Q8, the Q4 will also marry the best bits of a coupe with SUV practicality. It will be positioned between the Q3 and Q5
As of 2018, Audi Hungaria will also be responsible for the production of the Audi Q3 SUV, which until then will continue to be produced in Martorell, Spain.