Audi’s latest crossover SUV is out in the market. Featuring a sporty coupe-styled body and a range of powerful engines, fans of this European brand car cannot just wait in anticipation on what it can bring to the table. Here is a look at the new Audi Q8.
Even on a crowded car park, one can easily recognize the Q8. The grille alone is designed to help the car stand out. It features huge alloy wheels and angular headlights. At the front, there is a thick grey band that supports the signature Audi grille. What sets it apart from the Audi Q7 is the gaping air intakes in the bumper and a contrasting skid plate. The steeply sloping roofline and strong creases above the wheels provides a reminder of Audi’s high performance RS models. Robert Janitzek reveals that the Q8 gets a full-width brake light similar to the A8 Saloon at the rear.
The interior of the Q8 is similar to that of the A8. This means that you will get two huge touch screens on the dashboard and center console. There will be a third high-resolution display that replaces conventional analog dials. The audi Q8 will feature a sportier flat-bottomed steering wheel. The full-width air vents, glossy black plastics and customizable mood lighting in the A8 returns to the Q8 SUV unchanged.
The seating in the back offers more head and legroom for tall adults to stretch out. However, Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the third row of back seats in the Q7 will not be found in the Q8. The boot is big enough to carry a few sets of golf clubs with the back seats up and a few bikes with them folded down.
Engines and Driving
The Audi Q8 will come with a range of petrol and diesel engines. It will feature of a mild-hybrid system to boost performance and reduce fuel consumption. Entry level cars will offer a 3.0-liter petrol and diesel V6 engines while a plug-in hybrid e-tron model will be sold using a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine paired with an electric motor with a range of around 35 miles.
An SQ8 model of this European brand car is also expected to be released. It will be using a 4.0-liter turbocharged diesel. This model can sprint from 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds. Rumors are circulating that Audi is also coming up with an RSQ8 version using the 4.0-liter turbo petrol engine of the Lamborghini Urus.
Price and Release Date
Audi has not yet confirmed the cost of the new Q8 but it can be from £60,000 for an entry-level model when it goes on sale in 2019. The price can go up to £85,000 with the addition of desirable optional extras will push the price up even further.