Audi technical boss Ulrich Hackenberg has a huge job ahead of him if he's going to add more electrified models his employer's portfolio. Currently, the German company's electrified offerings amount to just the Q5 Hybrid in the US and the A3 E-Tron in Europe, but British auto mag Autocar is claiming that Hackenberg wants to add a Tesla Model X-rivaling electric version of the company's long-rumored Q8 utility vehicle to the plans. That E-Tron model, said to be a high-riding crossover with coupe-l
2012 Audi Q7 TDI: Quick Spin
- Steven J. Ewing
- Nov 20, 2012
According to a report in Car magazine, Audi officials have given a new Q8 crossover model the green light. It will be a flagship CUV that trumps the Q7 (pictured here) and focuses more on being sporty and stylish than the automaker's current lineup of utility vehcicles. In other words, it'll be something of a BMW X6 rival.
- Michael Harley
- Oct 5, 2012
Audi's first-generation Q7, introduced more than six years ago, already has one foot out the door and the oil-burning engine in its TDI model recently met its successor – but that is no reason to discredit this soon-to-be-replaced seven-passenger sport utility vehicle. I recently spent a week with a 2012 Q7 TDI and found myself awfully impressed.
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