The Audi Q8 was initially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 2017. A year later, the German premium carmaker released a five-episode mini-series with glimpses of the Audi Q8. In its last episode, the premium SUV made a full appearance. The highly anticipated SUV was also shown at the Audi China Brand Summit held at Shenzhen.
In 2019, Audi Philippines finally launched the Audi Q8 at the 16th Enrique Zobel Memorial Polo Cup at the Manila Polo Club.
The Q8 is Audi's flagship, midsize crossover SUV
The Audi Q8 measures 4,986mm long, 1,995mm wide, and 1,705mm tall. Its impressive front bears the brand’s Singleframe wide octagonal grille matched with a robust spoiler, highly-defined air inlets, and a pair of striking LED headlights. Audi has perfected the art of balancing roughness with sophisticated finesse as seen on this premium SUV’s structure body with a sloping roofline, wheel arches, sleek character lines, and aerodynamic-influenced curves. The rear features an efficient windscreen, a pair of LED tail lights, a contemporary strip of LED, and a sturdy chrome-colored bumper.
The Audi Q8 wears 21-inch to 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels offered in highly-crafted designs.
The cabin of the Audi Q8 is roomy and remarkably packed with top of the line features. Highlights include a three-spoke steering wheel with silver trimmings, power-adjustable leather seats with a massage function option, an instrument console with a full LCD layout, a four-zone air conditioning system, a modern piano-black dashboard with oak wood design, and contour cabin lighting.
In terms of carrying cargoes, extending its already spacious luggage compartment is easy thanks to the foldable rear seats that can provide up to 1,755 liters of space.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment inside the Audi Q5 is the brand’s reliable MMI Navigation Plus System that offers the Audi Connect data transfer module and WiFi hotspot. It also fitted with a Bang & Olufsen Sound System guaranteed to provide your chosen vibe while driving.
Aside from standard safety features such as advanced airbags, child safety locks, seat belt warnings, and the likes, the Audi Q8 is packed with 39 driver assistance systems meant to provide you a worry-free driving experience every time.
Platform & Chassis
The Audi Q8 utilized the Volkswagen Group MLBevo platform that matches its frame. Its suspension can be upgraded to the German company’s adaptive air suspension with control damping feature in comfort or sport setup.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Audi Q8 is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive premium SUV fitted with a 3.0 TFSI six-cylinder engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is tested to produce a maximum horsepower of 335 with 500 Newton meters of torque.