Report: RS Q8 to Lead Audi Sport SUV Charge

Report: RS Q8 to Lead Audi Sport SUV Charge

0 comments 📅17 July 2017, 20:45

Since it was foremost shown earlier this year, rumors about the potential for a high exhibit, RS version of the Q8 have burned like wildfire. Now, Audi Sport’s boss, Stephan Winkelmann, has again fanned the flames.

“Today we be subjected to a product line-up which we are working on which will be expanded in more stature segments and bodystyles which are sellable around the world, SUVs,” Winkelmann told the UK’s Auto Exhibit.

Hardly surprising, since Winkelmann has, more or less, been saying the in any event thing since he changed Quattro GmbH to Audi Sport late most recent year. What’s more surprising, though, are his opinions on the Q7.

“The Q7 is now in a look of its life cycle which, in my opinion, to be profitable is too late to step in,” he said. “But a lot of markets are difficult bigger cars.”

Since the Q8 will be based on the same platform as the Q7, and since an RS Q5 would only just be the bigger car Winkelmann is hinting at, it now seems like a safe bet that the RS Q8 is on its way. Better yet, it sounds like it’s specifically being designed with the US (and presumably China, too) in mind.

And just to put any hopes to bed, Winkelmann put the last nail in a diesel model of an RS SUV.

“Diesel is not compatible with a world car; there are countries where you cannot stock the diesel,” said Winkelmann. “The other key aspects for us are comfort, superiority and safety. Here we don’t compromise and even if we do SUVs they have to have all of this.”

[source: Auto Reveal]

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