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3 Main Expectations About the Audi Q8 Sport Concept

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Audi already unveiled the Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January 2017. For the time time, the luxury vehicle brand showcased the Audi Q8 Sport concept at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.

Check out the 3 things we can expect from the Audi Q8 Sport concept based on a source:

1. Engine

The Audi Q8 Sport concept is highlighted by its high-performance feature. The vehicle may not carry with it the S or RS trim of its brand but its power unit is something to behold.

Beneath the hood of the auto lies a 3.0-liter V6 engine matched with an electronic supercharger. The hybrid unit produces 476 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The configuration of the vehicle allows it to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

2. Design

The Q8 is Audi’s new entry to the full-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment of the market. It is defined by prestige through the use of emotional styling found in the SUV coupes’ of the brand and its main competitors. However, the automaker made sure that its legroom is not compromised. The Q8 is 5.02 meters long and 3 meters in wheelbase.

To distinguish the Q8 Sport concept from its earlier standard version, Audi made some cosmetic changes into it. The one shown in Geneva features larger exhaust tips, blacked out accents in the body to replace the chrome trim, and black honeycomb grille similar to the RS line as an upgrade to the chrome crisscross styling found in the original Q8.

3. Arrival

Audi said that the Q8 concept reflects approximately 95 percent of the things that will be found in its production version. Slight finishing touches will only be incorporated in the final version of the product. Therefore, the Q8 is estimated to reach production stage by 2018. The Q8 Sport is expected to come shortly after its standard model hits the market.

Audi Q8 Sport Concept Images

Check out the official photos of the Audi Q8 Sport concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

5 Things About the SsangYong XAVL Concept SUV

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Korean automaker Ssangyong just unveiled its concept sport utility vehicle at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The company calls it the SsangYong XAVL concept.

Here are the top 5 things about the SsangYong XAVL concept that should capture your interest:

1. About the Name

According to Caradvice, XAVL stands for “eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long”. The concept vehicle is the brand’s entry to the mid-size SUV segment in the market.

2. Design

The concept SUV measures 4,630 mm long, 1,866 mm wide and 1,640 mm tall. The vehicle’s wheelbase is at 2,775 mm. The auto carries over the designs of the 2016 SIV-2 and LIV-2 concepts that preceded it.

The cabin of the XAVL can accommodate up to seven passengers. Earlier pictures of the auto released by its maker showed a minimalist approach to its interior design, which is typical to all mid-size SUVs in the market today.

The XAVL bears a sense of ruggedness in its stance, thanks to its sharp body lines, curves, aggressive bumpers and nose, slim lighting system, plus flared wheel arches.

3. Engine

SsangYong revealed that the production version of the concept SUV will carry two engine trims. One is a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel and the other is a 1.5-liter petrol unit. The power of the vehicle will be channeled to an all-wheel drive system and distributed via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.

4. Tech

The SsangYong XAVL will house updated navigation, climate control and infotainment systems. The source claimed that its infotainment system will even allow its user to access with their smart home appliances remotely such as the CCTV, security and air conditioning units.

5. Arrival

The production version of the SsangYong XAVL is expected to hit the market before the decade ends.

Photos

Check out the official photos of the new SsangYong XAVL concept SUV during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

Top 3 Features of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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It is a cross between a sports car and an SUV. Well, at least that’s what they say about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the hot attractions right now at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Here are its key features based on a report:

1. Engine

The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is offered in two engine trims. The first is a petrol-fed 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It produces 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. All that power is distributed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The output allows the Stelvio to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 5.7 seconds. The top speed of the auto is at 144 mph. The video at the bottom of this article highlights the petrol model of the vehicle.

The diesel model of the vehicle houses a 2.2-liter four cylinder engine. Not much was said yet about this particular unit but we will surely follow up on this one once more information is available.

2. Design

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio carries many styling elements found in the Giulia like its body lines, rounded nose and front grille. However, the similarities between the two end from the B-pillar portion to the rear where SUV factors already come into play. Of course, the Stelvio is higher and bulkier than the Giula because of its crossover form.

3. Competition

The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s new fighter in the SUV coupe segment of the market. The vehicle is the brand’s challenger to the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

Photos

Check out the official photos of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the 87th annual Geneva International Motor Show in the gallery below:

Video

Press play in the video below to watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as it is driven in the Italian Alps:

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