Audi looks to the future with Q4, Q8 and electric models

Audi looks to the future with Q4, Q8 and electric models

Audi chief unveils ambitious plans…

Audi has been a car company that has been fascinating to watch over the past decade or so as a host of new models came online.

Steady and sometimes nearly rampant sales growth followed but then stalled somewhat as the brand, and parent company Volkswagen, worked through the fallout of the diesel emissions scandal.

Now Audi is looking to the future again and they say a big part of their plans is a real commitment to electric and plug-in hybrid models.

Over 30% of Audi vehicles will be fully or partially electric by 2025.

Chairman, Rupert Stadler, says the brand is also moving towards the arrival of two exiting new SUVs – the Audi Q4 and Q8.

“We will expand our successful Q family by 2019 with the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q4 – and we will launch our battery-electric e-tron models.”

And the brand also has refreshed versions of current models, including the A7 and A8 in the pipeline.

“We are rejuvenating our model portfolio enormously and will renew five existing core model series by mid-2018,”

The look ahead by Stadler comes after Audi announced an operating profit across the first quarter of 2017 of more than $1.8 billion Australian Dollars.

While global sales are expected to increase slightly this year and surpass 2016’s record total of 1.86 million vehicles.

Confirmed. Audi’s new flagship SUV - the Q8.

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About Joel Helmes 3430 Articles
Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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