Report: High-end Audi Q8 apparently approved for production

Audi has recently green-lit production of its next model, the Q8 luxury crossover.

Few details are available, but Car Magazine says that it was received at marketing clinics and that Audi boosted its production forcast to 25,000 units annually as a result.

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The crossover was designed like a four-door coupe and will probably be built on the long-wheelbase version of the MLB platform that will be used with the upcoming generations of the Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7.

Power for the model is anticipated to come in both V6 and V8 variants and a plug-in hybrid. A 550hp high-performance RS may even be in the plans.

Expect more details to unfold slowly, as the model is expected to launch in 2017.

-By: Alexandra Koken

Source: CAR