CEO sees need for model to boost growth in US, China
The new model was mentioned by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler during an interview in New York, just a week after the Audi Q7 debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
If Audi does in fact bring out a new full-size SUV, it will go head to head with the Mercedes ML-Class and upcoming BMW X7. It’ll also have to do battle with entrenched full-size General Motors offerings — Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade.
Volkswagen Group has another forthcoming model in the Bentley Bentayga, which promises to be the “world’s most luxurious” SUV when it launches later this year.