Bratislava Luxury Car
- So Late to the S.U.V. Party, but So Smartly Dressed
Audi estimates that 12 percent to 15 percent of its owners defected to
other auto brands because it had no tall, lumpy S.U.V.'s to offer.
Audi may entice some of those customers to return with the arrival
this month of its first S.U.V., the less-than-lumpy Q7. Built in
Bratislava, Slovakia, in the same factory as the Volkswagen Touareg
(though the two share few components), the Q7 starts at $50,620; with
Premium trim, the price escalates to $60,620. Audi expects the Q7, in
its first year, to be its second-biggest seller.