The All-New Audi Q8 is a Big Deal





 

Earlier this month, we looked at the design language of the all-new 2019 A7, and that's not the only big news of this year.

In fact, The Drive reports that Audi plans to release more than 20 models (across the entire Audi Group, that is) during 2018. That's a lot to take in--but, there's one news story that's going to stand head and shoulders above all the others:

The all-new, first-ever Audi Q8: a brand-new and coupe-styled luxury crossover that will compete with models like the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and potentially the Porsche Cayenne and the Jaguar F-PACE.

 

The New Sport Utility Coupe Segment

Whether for aerodynamics and performance, or simply for fashion and eye-candy, the luxury market is gripping onto the very-recent crossover coupe segment. It was started by BMW with their X6, and other automakers quickly threw their hats into the ring.

The new Audi Q8 may well be Audi's response to it--but, we feel that it's actually the automaker's challenge to the rest of the pack: step up your game.

How does the Audi Q8 compare to the Audi Q7 midsize SUV in size? The all-new Q8 is about an inch wider and roughly an inch lower than the Q7, but its shorter by almost three inches. That gives it its sharp, angular, aggressive coupe look.

 

Interior Features and Design

We don't know too much about the interior of the Audi Q8 just yet (or when it will be released, how much it will cost, or what final trim levels will be) but from just the sneak peeks in the video above, we can know that it will feature the same dual-screen MMI infotainment system that we spoke about in the new A7, and that we're likely to see in the A8, and in many new upcoming 2019 models.

Leather can be found in abundance on seating surfaces and door panels, and the dark-shaded headliner above you is made of Alcantara suede-like material.

It's not hard to see how much care and effort went into every detail of this big-spirited and bold new crossover SUV from Audi.
 

We look forward to learning more about the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 in Austin, and to sharing it with you. Check back with the Audi South Austin blog throughout the summer for details.


 

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