Audi Q8 teased ahead of Detroit Auto Show


Audi has released teaser images of the Q8 Concept, ahead of its premiere at North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, January 2017. Although not much information is available regarding its platform yet, media reports speculate that the Q8 will be based on MLB-Evo, which also underpins the Q7. If that is the case, the Q8 is gonna be a bit more larger than the Q7, unlocking a new segment for the full-size category.


“With the Audi Q8 concept, we have created a new spearhead within our Q model line. Its design strongly evokes sportiness and prestige,” said Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte. “What’s more, we believe an important aspect of this showcar is that it offers a spacious interior with four equally comfortable seats, even with the flat roof line.”

The side profile sketch shows the concept’s roofline, won’t be as slopy as BMW X6 or a Mercedes GLE Coupe. But compared to the Q7, its a bit more raked.


The octagonal Singleframe grille is considerably wider than that in Audi’s current production models. Audi says many design elements of the Q8 concept are reminiscent of the Audi Ur-quattro of the 1980s. They include an extremely flat but very wide C-post, and a prominent flared wheel arch. The concept sketch also sports e-tron logo on the front bumper splitter, suggesting a plug-in hybrid or a full electric version.

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