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Audi Takes The Wraps Off The Q8 SUV Concept

The all-new Audi Q8 will be a flagship model based on the MLB (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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Audi Q8 SUV Concept

Audi Q8 is said to be a cross between a SUV and Sport Coups.

January 10, 2017 – Audi has finally taken the covers off the Q8 SUV concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all new Audi Q8 is a flagship model based on the MLB (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform that will also underpin the new-generation Q7. In Audi’s product lineup, the Q8 SUV will be placed alongside the A8, and rival the the Mercedes GLE and BMW X6.  Picture Gallery – 2017 Audi Q5 

Referred as a cross between a SUV and Sport Coupe, the Audi Q8 represents the company’s latest design philosophy designed by Audi’s Chief Designer, March Lichte. Painted in ‘Bombay Blue’ colour, the new Audi SUV features an octagonal grille with bold vertical slats, headlamps with an ‘X’ design, a full-length taillight design, flared fenders at wheels, frameless doors and Audi Quattro rally car-inspired raked C-pillar.

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The interior of the Audi Q8 looks different than most Audis on sale currently. Save for the for turn on/ off parking aid and hazard lights operations buttons, the SUV gets touch-sensitive controls on a screen for most of the functions. The German carmaker plans to introduce the Q8 with most advanced autonomous driving system – Level 4 Autonomy – which is currently under development.

The all-new Audi Q8 SUV features a 33bhp, 3.0-litre V-6 turbo engine with 134bhp motor under the skin. This powerplant, with an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivers a top speed of 250kmph. It can accelerate 100kmph from standstill in 5.4 seconds. The rear mounted lithium-ion battery takes almost two and a half hours to get fully-charged. It has an electric range of 60km.

 

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