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Range topping Q8 in the pipeline

Discussion in 'Non Audi Q1 Related Motoring Talk' started by macca, Jan 24, 2015.

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    Most people would have assumed that the Audi Q7 is more than enough to give the Mercedes-Benz GL a bloody nose. Not Audi, though. According to a report by Automotive News Europe, citing Bloomberg, the German firm is planning to introduce a range-topping Audi Q8 to really trouble the GL.
    Slated to go on sale by the end of 2020, the Audi Q8 will be a vital component in ramping up sales figures, especially in markets that favour full-size SUVs such as China, North America and several Gulf states. Speaking at the recent Detroit motor show, Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler commented that the Q8 “would strengthen the brand. I’m convinced we need the car by 2020.”
    Technical specifications on the car is sketchy at best but Audi is “working heavily on this project,” as stated by Stadler. Should that be the case, we can expect the Audi Q8 to share most of its hardware with its upcoming cousin from the Volkswagen stable, the Bentley Bentayga.
    Though the two could be related in terms of drivetrain options, the Bentley would likely be priced higher than its four-ringed counterpart while boasting a more opulent interior. Its main rivals, apart from the aforementioned GL, would arrive in the form of the BMW X7 and the Jaguar F-Pace.

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