Audi is work on a new Q8

February 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

The head of Audi Rupert Stadler said that his company started to develop its new flagship crossover that will be called Q8, and will focus primarily on the US market, Canada and the Middle East.

Without going into details of the new project, in an interview with Bloomberg head of Audi shared that his company has been working intensively on a new model. This will be the so-called coupe crossover, designed to expand and strengthen the position of the popular German brand in North America and growth in sales, especially in the US market.

Audi Q8 pics

Audi Q8 picture

“I am convinced that in 2020 we will be extremely useful new crossover, which will become the flagship of the brand. This will not only be very luxurious, but also, thanks to the latest developments Audi, very high-tech car “- said Stadler.

Audi Q8 pics

Audi Q8 image

At the heart of Audi Q8 will be based modular platform, which is built and recently introduced a new generation Q7. Due to the wide use of aluminum, carbon and special steel construction new car will be one of the lightest in its segment. With a length of 5000 mm crossover will weigh no more than 2 tons.

The future model will be offered with conventional internal combustion engines, hybrid power unit and an electric drive. The base will be the same for crossover 3.0-liter gasoline V6, while the top-end version of the car will have at its disposal as gasoline, but even the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which capacity will exceed 500 hp

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