Audi will be developing all future larger SUVs offered by the many Volkswagen brands: The Porsche Cayenne, the Volkswagen Touareg, the Audi Q7 and whatever other larger 4x4s the other brands might offer (fat chance.) Audi was just handed the “Entwicklungshoheit” (design supremacy) for the brutes. Heretofore, they were designed by Porsche. Don’t cry Porsche, they received another job as a trade.
The catfight over who will be having the Entwicklungshoheit for all future sportscars in the Volkswagen realm has been decided also. And the winner is: Porsche. Audi had tried to get that job, but weren’t given high odds. The boys in Zuffenhause will also design the kit from which all luxury sedans such as the Panamera, and probably the Bentley et all will be built. All in all, not a bad decision.