The Q8 boasts an elegant yet brash design. It’s lower and wider than the Q7 and the exterior is dominated by an octagonal single-frame grille and a light strip connecting the taillights with a black surface underneath that recalls the original Audi Quattro.
Power is derived from either a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 good for 335 horsepower and a diesel V6 pumping out 282 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Quattro is naturally standard, driving the wheels with power provided by a “mild hybrid” system paired with a conventional engine.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but it’s expected to start around $86,000 when it arrives later this year. That puts is nearly $35,000 more than the Q7 and right in line with the base level Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Coupe.