The manufacturing of the Audi Q4 will begin at the company's Hungary plant in 2019. Apart from the Q4, the Hungary plant of Audi will also begin the manufacturing of the Audi Q3, which is currently manufactured at Audi's facility in Martorell, Spain. The Q4 will be positioned between the Audi Q3 and the Audi Q5 (Of course) and Audi is calling it a Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV). The manufacturing dates and plants for the Audi Q8 haven't been revealed yet.
"We are rejuvenating our model portfolio enormously and will renew five existing core model series by mid-2018," stated Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. "In addition, we will expand our successful Q family by 2019 with two new concepts - the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q4 - and we will launch our battery-electric e-tron models." Audi plans to launch three new electric models by 2020, after which the brand will gradually electrify models in each of its core series.
According to Audi's long term plan, it has set a target that over 30 per cent of its car sales will be either fully or partially electric, by 2025. The company will be making full use of the resources available to the Volkswagen Group and other brands under the aegis of the VW Group to achieve the said target.
Audi will also take over the duties of developing autonomous driving technology in urban environment, within the VW Group and has already begun working on the same. The technology will be ready for use in limited number of cars by 2021 or so.