New Audi SUV to be based on next-generation Q7.
The upmarket crossover forms a crucial part of Audi’s growth strategy that will see it extend its line-up by no fewer than 11 new models by 2020. Five of those models have been identified as additional SUVs in the form of the Q1, Q2, Q4, Q6 and Q8.
V6, V8 petrol and diesel powered, as well as plug-in hybrid and an all-electric version likely.
In terms of performance and technology, the Q8 is described as being on par with Audi’s A8 flagship sedan, albeit with the added ability to head off road thanks to its raised ride height and, on top-end models, adjustable air suspension.
A range of V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines will be offered, alongside plug-in hybrids and possibly an all-electric version to rival the upcoming Tesla Model X SUV. New Audi Q8 SUV confirmed for production | Car News | Premium luxury SUVs | Autocar India