Volkswagen Group has allegedly decided to use the same platform for the next-gen Audi Q7, Bentley SUV, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne.
VW's MLB platform is being used for the new Audi Q7 which will be out next year when it will lose up to 350 kg (771 lbs) thanks to more extensive use of aluminum. The new SUV is also expected to pave the way for a new design approach.
Bentley will utilize the same platform for their 2016 SUV, and so will the next generation of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne which are programmed to come out in 2016 or 2017. Facelifts for the Touareg and Cayenne are on their way and will be launched very soon, possibly next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The versatile MLB platform will not only underpin these models, but also a wide array of medium to full-size cars, including the highly anticipated production version of the Lamborghini Urus which has been green-lighted for a 2017 arrival.