Audi Q8 will redefine luxury and design and will be based on the VW modular platform which will make it more accessible
Audi a German manufacture, is known for delivering luxurious and sport cars that will please any kind of a driver since the 20th century. The company name is based in the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. “Horch” meaning ‘listen’ in German, becomes ‘Audi’ in Latin. Audi is well recognized in the global market for their SUV’s like the Q3, Q5, Q7 and more. Audi wanted to manufacture an SUV that is as luxurious as the A8.
So Audi wanted to bring up a flagship car to their luxury SUV segment to replace the current flagship Q7, which is where the Q8 came to Audi’s intelligence. The show car goes to Detroit for its debut in 2017. Audi has teased some sketching of the SUV before its debut that look incredibly promising. The Q8 will be set to rival the BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga.
Audi’s design head, Marc Lichte has quoted “With the Audi Q8 concept, we have created a new spearhead within our Q model line. Its design strongly evokes sportiness and prestige. What’s more, we believe an important aspect of this showcar is that it offers a spacious interior with four equally comfortable seats, even with the flat roof line.” The pictures reveal an imposing SUV with an octagonal single frame possibly wider than the current production models. It is said to feature looks inspired by the Audi Ur-Quattro of the 1980’s including an extremely flat but wide C-post, flared shoulders and front vents.
It is expected that the Q8 will be provided with the e-tron hybrid engine as seen on the Q7. It is expected to come with a 3.0 liter V6 engine producing more than 270PS mated to 126PS electric motor. According to the latest press conference schedule, the Q8 concept is expected to make its debut at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 9 2017.