Audi has announced where it will build two new, upcoming Q models, finally confirming that the Q4 will join its burgeoning SUV line-up in 2019.
The Ingolstadt automaker says that production of the new Audi Q8 (which has already been previewed by one concept at Geneva and another at Detroit) will start in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2018, while the first Audi Q4 will roll off the assembly line in Győr, Hungary, in 2019.
“We will integrate two completely new Q models into the existing production network and will thus increase our competitiveness in an extremely important segment,” said Hubert Waltl, Audi’s board of management member for production and logistics, in a statement.
The new Q8 will join the production line at the Slovakian plant, where the Q7 has been produced since 2005 (the plant also builds an S version as well as the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid).
In 2019, production of the Audi Q4 – which the German automaker describes as “very sporty” with a “typical coupé-style silhouette” – will start at Audi Hungaria, with the new model positioned between the Q3 and Q5.
From 2018, Audi Hungaria will also be responsible for building the new Audi Q3, which until then will continue to be produced in Martorell, Spain.