This year Audi will launch a hybrid version of the Q7 premium SUV, developed in cooperation with Porsche. The cooperation also yielded a hybrid version of the Cayenne SUV, a platform sibling of the Q7, for Porsche.
Audi production chief Frank Dreves says he can foresee the company doing even more with Porsche, the principal shareholder in Volkswagen, Audi's parent. Beyond drivetrain ventures, he said, electronics could be a fruitful area of cooperation for the two companies.
Dreves spoke recently with Automobilwoche reporter Pia Krix at Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.