All new Audi Q8 SUV’s official reveal takes place in Shenzen, China Tuesday and the company has revealed official images of the car. The new flagship crossover coupe called Q8 is claimed to combine combines the “elegance of a four-door luxury coupe with the practical versatility of a large SUV.”
The production model packs Quattro four-wheel-drive, 40/60 rear-biased as standard. Compared to the Q7, the Audi Q8 is shorter, wider and lower at about 4 inches long, about 79 inches wide and 67 inches tall.
You will find a roomier interior than its other competitors in the line and 62 cubic feet of cargo space. The front is designed with the modern version of Audi’s Singleframe grille along with a full-width LED taillight strip, enormous air inlets in the lower fascia, and abundant matte-finished trim.
Inside, there’s sportily stylized dashboard with large information screens including the Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster. The car boasts comfort options including four-zone climate control, massaging seats, and a Bang & Olfusen sound system. Air suspension and all-wheel steering are optional.
The Q8 is a mild hybrid that comes with a 0.9 kWh lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter combined with a gasoline engine. In addition, it features technologies like Audi Connect Key, a Wi-Fi hotspot, 360-degree cameras, and some other active safety technologies.
The carmaker even wants to add Remote Garage Pilot tech into the Q8 from 2019. The Audi Q8 will launch in Europe starting at the third quarter of 2018 following the US market next year.
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