Audi has been working on the Q8 SUV for quite some time now. The German automaker showcased a concept version of the Q8 in the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. Since then the car has been spotted testing in many countries, with Audi scheduled to showcase the pre-production version of the Q8 in the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Q8 has been recently spotted in India as well, with the car wrapped in camouflage. Looking at its images, it does carry forward the concept car design, with a large hexagonal grille and Matrix headlamps at the front. The rear gets LED tail-lamps running across the boot lid.
Audi will give the Q8 a 3.0-litre TSI 6-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This engine produces 469 BHP of power and 700 Nm of torque. It is expected to get a mild-hybrid setup consisting of an electrically powered compressor.
Prices of the Audi Q8 are estimated to be in the region of Rs. 60-65 lakhs. Rivals include the BMW X6, the Mercedes GLE coupe and the future Range Rover coupe. Audi is likely to launch the Q8 in India in December-2018.
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