The wraps will come off an Audi Q8 concept at the Detroit motor show in January.
The very wide and long coupe styled four-seater SUV has elements from a 1980s Audi concept but this new model will go into production against the forthcoming BMW X7 and it’s thought to share components with the sister-company Bentley SUV.
Honda Motor has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production.
Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car.
As Brits across the country hit the roads for last minute Christmas shopping and visits to friends and relatives, Green Flag predicts that there will be nearly 100,000 battery problems, over 36,000 punctures and nearly 22,000 engine failures, which prove to be the top three biggest causes of breakdowns.
The warning comes as bad weather is due to sweep over the UK in the next few days, adding to travel problems.
The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of complaints that Smart ForTwo vehicle engines catch fire and quickly consume the cars.
Reports suggest the fires were noticed when stationary but there had been no injuries, and nearly 42,000 models are registered in the US.
VW has received clearances from Germany’s motor vehicle authority to fix diesel cars fitted with rigged software.
Under EU regulations, the fixes are valid for 9 million cars sold by VW and its Audi, Skoda and Seat brands across the 28-nation bloc.