The Nikkei reports that Audi AG plans to release a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle on the Japanese market, possibly as early as 2012.
The hybrid will be based on the midsize Q5 sport utility vehicle that the German carmaker will unveil in Japan as early as mid-2009. The Q5 already sells in Europe.
Audi has joined forces with Porsche AG and Volkswagen AG to develop the hybrid technology that will power the new vehicle.
Source: Green Car Congress, picture by Audi