The Audi car manufacturer has never disappointed its consumers in the field of Sports Utility Vehicles. The manufacturer has built itself a name in this category. There are plans by the company to release a new Audi Q8 Concept which will be offered either for a 2017/2018-year model. The full details regarding the vehicle have not been released. However, there are no doubts that the upcoming Audi Q8 will feature a more impressive design platform than the previous model. Although it will be built on the same platform as a Q7 model, there are great changes that will create a big difference. The German automaker has created a big buzz among its loyalist since the Audi concept was unveiled.
Audi Q8 Concept – Sporty Styling:
The vehicle will be designed based on the MLB Evo platform. It bears much resemblance with Volkswagen models though the designing appears sportier and elegant. The car will come with a more elongated and flat exterior body designing that the predecessor. The Audi car models are known for their high speed and great fuel economy. The same applies to the upcoming Q8 concept, thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber body design. This will help in cutting down on the car’s overall weight and therefore improving the aerodynamic performance as well as fuel efficiency. High-strength steel will also be embedded on the chassis to enhance its stability.
The consumers should expect a new tetragonal grille designing with horizontal slots with Audi logo on it. Its bumpers and air intakes have also been upgraded to make the car appear more aggressive on its front fascia. You should also expect newly designed LED headlights and fog lights. At the rear end, the new Audi Q8 concept adopts slender taillights which are also designed using the latest LED technology. Wheelbase will also be enlarged.
The interior cabin styling is borrowed from the deign language of the A8 sedan model. It will feature high-quality equipment including an updated infotainment system. A new widescreen display has been fitted at the center of the dashboard, where you can easily access most of the car’s control features. The new Audi Q8 concept adopts a very luxurious and comfortable interior with quality Alcantara leather upholstery on the seats. Other sections of the cabin including the dashboard features wood and aluminum trimming. The cabin is spacious enough with sufficient headroom and legroom.
The auto designer will offer a premium sound system with USB port interface, CD/ DVD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and others. Passengers will be amazed by the newly installed modern feature like Wi-Fi connectivity, automated climate control, premium air conditioner among others. The Audi Q8 concept will be fitted with various safety and driver assistance features like rearview camera, lane departure warning system, forward collision prevention system, rear parking sensors, airbags, safety belts and others.
Audi Q8 Concept – Impressive Performance:
The Audi Q8 Concept is being upgraded for an impressive performance. The entry model will be offered with a 2.0-liter TDI diesel which is good for 252 hp. Those who want more power may opt for Q8 e-on with a 3.0-liter gasoline turbocharged V8 engine. This produces 373 hp and will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four-wheel drive (AWD) platform. It is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 8 seconds while top speed is estimated at 155 mph.
Audi Q8 Concept – Final Statment:
The Audi Q8 Concept will soon be presented to the market. This could be either at the end of next year or at the start of 2018. The entry models will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price at about $60,000. Also, the higher trim levels go for up to about $78,000. The competition is likely to come from other high-end models including Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6.