Audi's first SUV, due to debut in early 2006, will be called the Q7.
"The letter Q denotes a new type family within our company, alongside A, S and RS," says Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the Audi AG board of management.
The Q7 will be positioned between the A6 and A8, Winterkorn says. The production version will be based on the Pikes Peak quattro concept shown at the 2003 Detroit auto show.
The five-door, seven-seat Q7 will be built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne SUVs.