At 4.99 meters (16.4 ft) long, 2.00 meters (6.6 ft) wide and 1.71 meters (5.6 ft) tall, the Audi Q8 is wider, shorter and lower than its Q7 sister model.
The design is strongly based on the Audi Q8 Concept first presented at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show.
According to Audi the new Q8 represents “the new face of the Q family”. Te front end is characterized by the imposing Singleframe in octagonal design.
The bold radiator grille stands upright and, together with the spoiler that has been drawn toward the front and the large, highly contoured air inlets, emphasizes the self-confident look.
The sloping roofline terminates in gently inclined D-pillars and rests against the quattro blisters above the wheel arches, which house up to 22-inch wheels.
The surface treatment features strong contours and tight surfaces, while numerous details hint at the design of the original quattro.
The spoiler, wheel arch trims, door trim strips and diffuser are in a contrasting color, to further emphasize the off-road look.
Standard LED headlights illuminate the road, with HD Matrix LED technology available as an option. Here both the three-dimensional signature of the daytime running lights and the taillights have a digital character. A light strip connects the units at the rear. As in the original Audi quattro, a black surface underlays this strip.
The central element of the cabin is the top MMI touch response display. With its black-panel look, it almost dissolves into a large, black surface when switched off.
All elements refer logically to one another, from the flat air vent strip to the wide console on the center tunnel bearing the tiptronic selector lever.
In the dark, the optional contour light traces the distinctive design lines of the interior and provides backlight for the three-dimensionally lasered quattro badge above the glove compartment – an example for the love of detail at Audi.
The head-up display also projects important information onto the windshield, including detailed lane guidance for navigation.