Audi Q8 — top model in SUV range will come out in 2018 and will be the most technologically advanced model from German company. Its biggest rivals will be BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE. Prices are believed to be set around £55,000 in UK for the most affordable model, a Q8 3.0 TDI.
Audi Q8 will join the Q line: new Q2, next Q3 and Q5, upcoming Q1 and Q4 and all-electric Q6. Q8 will be similar to Q7 and they will share the majority of systems.
As mentioned, in tech matters, Q8 is planned to be the most technologically advanced car on the market. For example Q8 will be equipped with 48-volt electric system which is in development stage for upcoming Audi A8, high-definition displays and autonomus driving systems.
Audi Q8 wil be close in length and width to Q7. However, because of more aggresive roofline, Q8 will be much lower than Q7. Because of this Audi Q8 will be less practical than Q7. Q8 will be build on the same platform as Q7 — the lightweight MLB platform. Q8 will be build mainly from aluminium and it will have couple of elements from carbonfibre.
SUV line is one of the most important areas, because every third car sold by Audi is from Audi SUV line. Production is set to begin in second half of 2018.
Although SUV market is not eye-catching as sports car market, we reckon it is positive sign that Audi tries to keep up with pace set by BMW and Mercedes in building as most models as possible. And what is your opinion? Please comment below!