The way the other producers have introduced luxurious SUVs such as Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the BMW X6, the Audi carmaker has made a decision to present it all-new flagship SUV model. It is the brand-new 2020 Audi Q8 Concept. The upcoming Q8 will share many similarities with the Q7 including a platform, engines, and design, but the flagship Q8 is going to be even more lavish in the terms of technology and styling.
2020 Audi Q8 Changes
The new 2020 Audi Q8 Concept will share the exact same platform with the Q7 SUV. But, compared to the Q7, the Q8 will be marginally shorter, wider and lower and will feature the same wheelbase. So, as for its dimensions, the newest Q8 will be 16.4 ft long, 6.6 feet wide, and 5.6 ft tall. In the conditions of outside appearance, the 2020 Audi Q8 Concept features a sporty appearance and its design is very close to the R8 sports car.
The front end wears Audi’s well-known single-frame grille. But the grille is revised and seems unique. It is also taller and wider and features sharp edges that give it even more menacing look.
2020 Audi Q8 Features
The grille joins horizontal and vertical slats with chrome and black details. There are thin headlamps with regular LED lighting as well as the Matrix LEDs lights will also be accessible. Below the headlamps, there is a black trimming that makes the lights visually bigger. Furthermore, underneath the grille, we can observe a sporty bumper with large air vents placed on each side.
The medial side of the vehicle features a combination of a hatchback and a crossover design. The prominent wheel arches and the big 22-inch wheels provide it a powerful appearance. The roof shape features a distinctive design with tall and narrow rear door . Moving to the rear , which is also unique, there are slim and angular taillights with vertical and small LED strips along with the full-width horizontal light bar. As well, we will observe a sporty bumper, massive exhaust outlets, and a massive spoiler on the tailgate.
2020 Audi Q8 Interior, Concept
The cabin of the 2020 Audi Q8 Concept is also based on the Audi Q7 but differs with some unique features. The dashboard is wide and features a large 10.1-inch touchscreen with the newest MMI infotainment system along with the smaller 8.6-inch display above the middle console. The device cluster measures 12.3 inches display and is totally digital.
There is also the constant air vent strip on the cover of the dashboard and the lower part is fitted in black that gives it a premium look. The front seats are big and very comfy and upholstered in luxurious leather with a diamond pattern. The rear seats are also cozy and provide excellent head and leg space as well.
Talking of the cargo space, the Q8 includes 21.4 cubic feet while with the rear seats folded it offers the room of 62 cubes. As for the equipment, the brand-new 2020 Audi Q8 Concept will be offered with a 10.1-inch touchscreen with the newest MMI infotainment system, air conditioning, navigation, climate control, heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and so on.
2020 Audi Q8 Engine, Specs
Although it is not yet officially confirmed, the forthcoming 2020 Audi Q8 Concept will most likely borrow the same engine options as the Q7 model. And there will be a range of 4-cylinder and V-6 engines. So, the first in the lineup may be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which in the Q7 is able to produce 252 hp and 272 pound-feet of torque.
The next option will most likely be a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine. The next variant of the turbo-diesel V-6 unit will have the ability to deliver 218 horsepower as well as the torque of 369 pound-feet.
Furthermore, the Q8 e-Tron model is also very likely to happen. And this one is going to use a 3.0-liter TDI unit with an electric motor and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This powertrain is rated at 373 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque at the Q7 and supplies an all-electric range of 35 miles. It will also receive a mild hybrid technology, the 48-volt system using a lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter.
2020 Audi Q8 Release Date, Price
The 2020 Audi Q8 Concept is set to go on the market sometime in the end of this year. The price is not yet shown, but it should definitively be higher compared to the price of the Q7 which starts at $40,900. Thus, we assume that the Q8 may begin at around $63,000.