Audi Q8 will be released in 2017

May 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Head of Audi Rupert Stadler in an interview with Autocar said that the company has approved a plan to release the flagship crossover, which is likely to receive name Q8.

Photo of Audi Q8

Photo of Audi Q8


Audi Q8 – is a big sport a five-door SUV, and design new items will differ from other crossovers with the new brand chief designer Marc Lichte. He’s going to alienate Q8 from the second generation model Q7. The car will get a sportier front, lower side windows and more sloping roofline and rear window will be set at a lower angle. Audi Q8 will be built on the platform of the next generation Q7 SUV and receive various petrol and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid version. Appears and “charged” modification SQ8, which will be more athletic than the Q7. Audi is going to offer as a five-seater, seven-seater version and a car, and the cost model will be more than the equivalent Q7.

Audi Q8 back image

Audi Q8 back image

Previously, it was also a message that will appear later electric version of the new crossover. The all-electric car will get technology, proven supercar R8 e-tron. New Audi Q8 e-tron will compete with American SUV Model X is being developed by Tesla. German car got battery lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of at least 80 kWh. The market is expected, Audi Q8 e-tron will be released in 2017 or later. The car will receive wheel drive system – electric motors installed on either the front or rear axle. Audi Q8 cost base in the European market will start with a mark of 60 thousand euro, and “charged” version of Q8 RS has already cost 110,000 euro.

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