The All New 2016 Audi Q8
Audi is a German luxury car brand operational since 1965. The company has a strong standing in the car world with millions of customers under its roof. With its elegantly designed masterpieces, Audi has been rated high among the top car manufacturers. Driving and owning an Audi car is considered a style symbol in the society. It is a market leader when it comes to SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicle) and Crossovers. Audi Q series has been a hit among its lovers all across the globe. Now, Audi is all geared up to launch a newly decked up Q series model Q8 in the year 2016. 2016 Audi Q8 is one the much talked about super extravagant Audi’s SUV model that is going to serve as an advance model of Q7. Audi Q8 will be a sportier version of Q7 with the looks and style similar to that of Q6 crossover.
Audi is planning to launch four new Q series models all lined up on the basis of the previous ones. Here is the basis of these newly designed cars:
- Q2 – Based on A1
- Q4- Based on Q3
- Q6- Based on Q5
- Q8- Based on Q7
The structure and concept of these new Q series models will be based on the existing models but with a tinge of an additional luxury, style and comfort.
This novel model 2016 Audi Q8 matters a lot to the Audi manufacturers as they believe that it has great potential in terms of its engine and elegance. This model is being launched as an answer to Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the BMW X6, which are currently highly successful SUV’s in the market.
2016 Audi Q8 platform is based on the MLB of Volkswagen group just like the other next-gen Q series models. The specs of this new model are an amalgamation of Q7 and other passenger cars of Audi. Unlike the MLB platform, this model has a Quattro all-wheel drive.
Powertrains of Q8 include:
Talking about the powertrain, 2016 Audi Q8 will be launched in V-6 and V-8 engines models. Also, the company might also launch the plug-in hybrid model, which will be fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
The other elaborate details about the design, powertrains and interiors ae yet to be revealed by the company. The company will launch the model first in the U.S. in 2016. The expected price range of the 2016 Audi Q8 is $50K (or more) for the base model. The higher models are believed to be priced at six figures. This ultra- luxurious piece of steel is going to cost a chunk of your money but it is purely worth the price.
The SUV Q8 stands a lot of harsh competition like Mercedes-Benz MLC, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the BMW X6, which are equally deserving. With the Audi mark on and years of trust, the Q8 stands a fair chance. The miss or fail will be decided once the specifications and the first look of 2016 Audi Q8 is out for everyone.