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"Pikes Peak" production version bears the name Q7
"Pikes Peak" concept
Ingolstadt - The large sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is to be
built by the Audi brand will bear the name Q7. This announcement was
made at the Paris Motor Show by Prof. 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
typical dynamism of an Audi high-performance sports saloon. The Audi SUV
will moreover offer an amount of space that sets new standards in its