It seems as if a flagship Audi Q8 SUV will definitely be launched in the not-too-distant future.
Speaking to business new channel Bloomberg, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler stated that the company is “working heavily” on a Q8 SUV.
The vehicle will aimed specifically at markets such as the USA, China and Middle East, where large SUVs are popular. The vehicle will apparently also sport coupe-like lines – similar to that of the X6 and new Mercedes-Benz GLE – but it seems as if the Q8 will be larger than these models.
When can we expect a Q8 to hit showroom floors? Well, according to Stadler, it will be out sometime before the end of the decade, so 2018 or 2019 seems likely.
BMW has stated similar plan, and is busy working on a flagship X7 SUV that seems to have the same philosophy behind it as the Audi Q8. Camouflaged test mules of the X7 has already been spotted, so BMW will probably launch its SUV before Audi.
The super-luxury SUV segment is growing steadily. In addition to BMW and Audi’s SUVs, Bentley is also launching its own SUV, and rumors persist that Rolls Royce might also be joining the fray soon…