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Audi Q8 is shorter but wider than the Q7 SUV

Audi has launched its first product in the Indian market for the year 2020. The mighty Audi Q8 SUV has been priced at Rs 1.33 crores ex-showroom. Audi will bring the Q8 as CBU and have alotted only 200 units for the Indian market. Only one variant of the Audi Q8 launched – 55 TFSI.

Audi Q8 front Autoindica

Speaking about the design, the Audi Q8 is actually an SUV coupe and it boasts the brand’s new design language. The new design language has been already reflected on the Q3 and Q7 SUVs. Q8 gets a large grille, LED headlights with LED DRLs. The doors are frameless and the wheel arches are flared for more distinct appeal.

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Audi Q8 comes with only one engine option and that is 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol unit. The engine is paired to a 48V mild hybrid system. This whole thing develops 340bhp and massive 500Nm of twisting force. The engine is mated to an 8-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox which delivers power to all four wheels via Audi’s trademark Quattro system. There is no option for diesel engine as of now but Audi will wait and watch the demand of diesel cars in BS6 era.

Also Read: Audi managed to sell just 4594 units in 2019 in the Indian market

Audi Q8 interior Autoindica

Coming to the interior of the Q8, the SUV gets its inspiration of interiors from the A8 sedan. The layout of dashboard and the equipment inside Q8 are taken from the Audi A8. There is a dual-touchscreen control system which was first made available on the Audi A6 sedan. The main screen is a 10.1-inch unit which serves the infotainment purpose while the lower 8.1-inch screen is for controlling the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). A full-HD 12.3-inch virtual cockpit made its way into the sporty SUV.

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No doubt there is panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, tilt & telescopic steering column, support for Android and Apple Carplay. The boot space in the Q8 is 605 litres which is more than enough for weekend getaways. The SUV rides on 21-inch alloy wheels with an option to upgrade to 22-inch wheels.

Audi Q8 will rival the likes of Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne Coupe as well as upcoming BMW X6 which will launch in the near future.

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