Audi readies Range Rover Sport rival
A new Audi Q8 SUV will be launched to challenge the Range Rover Sport, Audi's research and development boss, Wolfgang Dürheimer, has confirmed to Autocar.
The car will get a coupe-style roofline and will be marketed as the high-riding version of the A8.
It is expected to be based on an extended version of the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform, which will be used for the next-gen Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.
The MLB platform will also be used in the mooted Bentley and Lamborghini SUVs.
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'We can go bigger than we have with the Q7, and we can all see that this sector is growing,' said Dürheimer.
'Audi has the biggest SUV in the group, and I don't see any reason to change that.'