A new report indicates the next generation of the Audi Q7 will go through an extremely strict diet.

A new report indicates the next generation of the Audi Q7 will go through an extremely strict diet.

Audi insiders have told Automobilwoche the next-gen Q7 will lose approximately 800 lbs (363 kg) in comparison to the current generation. Scheduled to be unveiled next summer in Europe, the new Q7 will also be available in a plug-in hybrid variant.

It will be built in Bratislava, Slovakia where they make the current generation, together with the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. It will be launched in the United States sometime in 2015.

As previously mentioned, Audi has confirmed plans for a Q8 model due in 2016 which is being envisioned as an SUV version of the A8 set to tackle the Range Rover Sport.

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