September 24, 2004
Audi’s new large SUV to be called ‘Q7’
Ingolstadt, Germany – The large sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is to be built by the Audi brand will bear the name Q7, announced the company.
Audi Pikes Peak quattro. Click image to enlarge
The announcement was made at the Paris Motor Show by Professor Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG. “The letter Q denotes a new type family within our company, alongside A, S and RS. The 7 indicates that it is positioned between the A6 and A8,” explained Prof. Winterkorn.
The Q7 will make its market debut at the start of 2006. The production version will be based on the Pikes Peak quattro concept study that Audi had unveiled at the 2003 Detroit Motor Show. In common with the latter, the five-door, seven-seater Q7 will combine the qualities of a fully-fledged off-road vehicle with the dynamism of an Audi high-performance sports saloon. The Audi SUV will offer an amount of space that sets new standards in its class, said the company.