Audi is teasing its new Q8 e-tron Concept, which will be revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.
Audi calls the concept a “near-production study” that is looking to combine the style and emotion of a coupe with the size of an SUV. The imposing front end of the Q8 is helped by the massive octagonal grille that is considerably wider than other models.
This concept is sporting e-tron badges, which denotes an electrified vehicle from Audi, so we expect some type of hybrid or electric powertrain in the future. At launch, the production version is expected to use the same powertrains as the Q7 it is based on. That means it will likely use the same 3.0-liter supercharged V6 powertrain as the base option, while a diesel and a more powerful gasoline engine will likely be offered as well.
“With the Audi Q8 concept, we have created a new spearhead within our Q model line. Its design strongly evokes sportiness and prestige,” declared Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte. “What’s more, we believe an important aspect of this showcar is that it offers a spacious interior with four equally comfortable seats, even with the flat roof line.”
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