Audi Unveils All-New Flagship SUV Q8

By Paul Joseph

German luxury car brand Audi has dropped the curtain on its flagship SUV coupe, the all-new Audi Q8.

The Q8 is billed as offering direct competition to the likes of the BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe and Range Rover Sport.

Sharing its basic structure with Audi’s three-row Q7 SUV, the overall design and dimensions have been altered to give it a sportier stance.

Indeed, the Q8 is loaded with styling elements that helps it stand out from the rest of crossovers in the company’s line-up. An upright grille design features six vertical chrome fins along with aggressively styled headlights and full-width taillight cluster that runs across the rear, offering the car a futuristic appearance.

On the inside, the cabin looks similar to the new A8 and will only be offered in a five-seat layout, unlike the Q7 which can be had with seven.

It features a twin-screen infotainment system with haptic feedback, intelligent navigation and AI-enhanced voice control, along with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit instrument display.

The all-new Audi Q8 will be available in the US during the fourth quarter of 2018. Pricing is yet to be announced.

By Paul Joseph