As the top three luxury German autobuilders continue to fight over the tiniest bits of market share, it turns out that Audi will be, in fact, pursuing a large, luxury sport-utility vehicle.
Considering the volume that can be had if the four rings gets the mix just right, this doesn't come as a surprise.
If you're lost trying to figure out where the Q8 will fit into the mix, think along the lines of flagship. Much like the A8 sits on top of all the other sedan variants, the Q8 will mirror this, except with the company's SUV product portfolio.
Word on the street suggests that entry-level models will be equipped with six-cylinder mills while the range topper will be coming from Audi's Quattro GmbH division — in other words, it will pack some serious punch.
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...The Q8 has been conceived to extend Audi’s reach at the top of its line-up and to provide the company with added sales in potentially crucial markets such as China, the Middle East and the United States.
In terms of performance and technology, the Q8 is described as being on a par with Audi’s A8 flagship saloon, albeit with the added ability to head off road thanks to its raised ride height and, on top-end models, adjustable air suspension...