New SUV Audi Q8 to be produced only in Bratislava

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

The two new additions follow the recent launch of a new Audi Q5 and the introduction of the Audi Q2, the brand's rival to the likes of the Mini Countryman and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

That means a huge "Look at Me" grille, matrix and LED lights, high waistline, bold coupe roofline and a luxury interior.

AUDI IS MOVING FAST to capitalize on the booming SUV market by rolling out a model to fill the gaps in its current line-up. None too shoddy for a big lump of an SUV. With this model, the brand is entering the segment of compact utility vehicles (CUVs) also known as sub-compact SUV.

In 2019, production of the Audi Q4 will start at Audi Hungaria in Győr.

"The premium SUV in a coupe style combines great spaciousness with emotive design and offers the latest technologies in assistance and infotainment systems", it said.

In a statement, Audi production boss Hubert Waltl said the two new Q models will "increase our competitiveness in an extremely important segment". The 2019 Audi Q4 will be built using Volkswagen's MQB platform, the same one that was used for the second-generation Q3.

Audi Q4 SUV will be posistioned between the Audi Q3 and Q5. You're not going to buy a Made in Germany model though, because the company has revealed it will be produced at the manufacturing site in Bratislava, Slovakia, where the Q7 is also being assembled.

The concept was presented with a 436bhp plug-in hybrid power unit - the production version is expected to use a similar option, most likely based on the 368bhp e-tron power unit now found in the Q7.

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