The famous company from Ingolstadt is working pretty hard in the process of the lineup expansion and one of the newest additions will be 2019 Audi Q8. If you are familiar with the brand’s naming policy, you can easily conclude how the new SUV will look like, at least in general. The company has prepared a brand-new model which will be the Q7’s sporty derivate. The development has been done completely and we are eagerly waiting for the new model to hit the market. Most likely, this will happen late in the year, probably in December. Of course, we are talking about North American market. The European version will come a little bit earlier.
2019 Audi Q8 Introduces the Brand’s New Design Language
So, how does new 2019 Audi Q8 look like? From the photos that we got from the model’s initial ride in South America, there are much more novelties that someone would probably expect from a German manufacturer. As you may presume, this model is based on the Q7. This is a familiar relationship that is becoming a common thing among all German SUVs. Still, the 2019 Audi Q8 specs are a little bit different. This especially refers to dimensions, where the new model features shorter wheelbase and smaller overall dimensions. It is also lower, in order to accentuate its sportier stance.
In terms of styling, the company is presenting a brand-new design language with this model. There is a lot of new details, which will find their place on other new crossovers from Audi as well. The overall impression is that the new look seems more attractive, thanks to sharper lines. On the other side, the rear end is something that causes opposite reactions. The general idea was to create something that resembles Audi’s Sportback design philosophy, but we are not sure that everyone will like this.
Another aspect that brings a lot of novelties is 2019 Audi Q8 interior. The cabin design will definitely be one of the model’s strongest points. Everything looks very luxurious, starting from the materials, which feature an amazing level of quality. Also, the dashboard layout has been done perfectly. You can notice plenty of horizontal lines and massive center console that separates the driver from passenger. Controls have been digitalized almost entirely, in exceptions of power windows knobs and few other buttons. Seats are excellent and will provide plenty of comfort for sure. On the other side, rear bench leaves a lot of legroom, which is another quality of this crossover.
Which trim levels will be in the offer for 2019 Audi Q8?
The new 2019 Audi Q8 is about to come in about six months, so it is still hard to tell something more precise about standard features. The base equipment organization should be relying on the engine choice primarily.
2019 Audi Q8 engines
Most likely, the new 2019 Audi Q8 won’t be able in a four-cylinder variant. It looks like even base models will use the powerful 3.0-liter V6 unit, which delivers around 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. Expect to see a familiar 8-speed automatic transmission, which will be sending power to all-wheel probably even in the base model. Also, expect to see hi-performance SQ8 and RS Q8 versions in the offer.
Are we going to see a hybrid version of the 2019 Audi Q8?
The version with the V6 engine can be considered as hybrid version as well since it features battery pack and alternator starter. However, latest reports suggest a real 2019 Audi Q8 come, with potent electric motors in combination with a gasoline engine. It remains unclear when will this version come.
2019 Audi Q8 release date and price
The 2019 Audi Q8 will come to Europe first. The North American version will probably come in late 2018. Exact numbers in terms of price are still unknown, though some reports suggest a sum of 70.000 dollars for the base model.