The date of the Audi Q8 crossover debut became knownMarch 16, 2018
The representatives of the brand named the date of the public premiere of the new flagship cross.
Crossover Audi Q8 will be presented officially in June this year as part of the Shanghai Motor Show, informs the publication Motor1, referring to Peter Mertens – a member of the board of the company. The top manager shared the relevant information at the annual press conference of Audi, noting also that the crossover will become the “new face of the Q family”.
The model will be assembled at the facilities in Bratislava, where the second generation Audi Q7 crossover is currently produced. The novelty, which will cost more than 110 thousand euros, will compete with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.
The test prototype Q8 has already been repeatedly photographed, for example, we has already published a spy video of the novelty. According to the design, the new flagship repeats the eponymous concept, which has already made its debut in two versions – the standard Q8 and Q8 Sport.
Technical details are not disclosed yet. Probably, the composition of the power scale of the model will include diesel and gasoline turbocharged six-cylinder and eight-cylinder. Recall, the concept of the Q8 is equipped with a 449-hp hybrid unit, which includes a three-liter TFSI engine, an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Sports version is also equipped with a hybrid system, the output of which is already 476 hp.
Later, the model will have a charged version of SQ8, which in the market will compete with the BMW X6 M. As expected, this version of the model will also receive a hybrid system. After 2020, presumably, the top version of RS will be on the market.