2018 de­but for Audi Q8

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AUDI IS ADDING TWO NEW MOD­ELS TO its Q SUV line-up.

It will start mak­ing the Q8 in Bratislava, Slo­vakia, in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will leave Gyor, Hun­gary, assem­bly line in 2019.

The Q8 is an up­mar­ket, coupe-style SUV. and the Q4 is Audi’s first en­try into the com­pact util­ity ve­hi­cle (CUV) seg­ment.

Audi says it will have “a typ­i­cal coupe-style sil­hou­ette,” and will be po­si­tioned be­tween the Audi Q3 and Q5.

“We will in­te­grate two com­pletely-new Q mod­els into the ex­ist­ing pro­duc­tion net­work and will thus in­crease our com­pet­i­tive­ness in an ex­tremely im­por­tant seg­ment,” says Audi’s pro­duc­tion and lo­gis­tics boss, Dr. Hu­bert Waltl.

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