The famous carmaker from Ingolstadt will finally introduce a model that can compete with BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. After years of waiting, we will finally see a coupe crossover from this company. The 2020 Audi Q8 is about to come with a lot of exciting design solutions. When it comes to certain design characteristics, it is for sure that the new crossover will have its roots in Q7. Moreover, these two models will have a lot in common. However, our reliable source suggests that the new model will be more upscale. It will come with some of the characteristics that will be premiered introduce, which will later find their place in other Q-badged models. The new Audi Q8 will come with a new styling, as well as with an almost completely digitalized interior. The engine lineup should mimic the Q7, though some novelties are possible as well.
2020 Audi Q8 Design
Speaking of base design characteristics, the 2020 Audi Q8 will share most of its parts with the Q7. Basically, it should be the same relation as we can see between X5 and X6 models from BMW. The new model will ride on VW’s familiar MLB platform, which supports electric powertrain as well. In terms of dimensions, expect to see the same wheelbase. On the other side, the new coupe-like crossover will probably come a little bit wider, but shorter as well. Thanks to its rounded end of the roof, it will be less practical, with less cargo space and without any possibility to get the third row of seats. Compared to the Q7, it should come with lower ground clearance, which will make this crossover look more attractive.
2020 Audi Q8 Styling
We have big expectations from 2020 Audi Q8 when it comes to styling. Latest reports suggest that the new model won’t be a copy of Q7 from the front bumper to B-pillar, and then with a coupe layout. It looks like the brand’s new design language will be premiered presented with this sporty crossover. We expect to see a lot of new elements. First of all, there is a completely new grille design, which seems more massive. Also, the new 2020 Audi Q8 will utilize a much sportier bumper, with bigger air intakes and new lighting groups. From the side, you will notice a sleeker profile, as well as a coupe-like layout from B-pillar to the rear bumper. The new model will be highlighted with a bunch of sporty details, including new wheels design, attractive exhaust tips and much more.
2020 Audi Q8 Interior
Probably the biggest novelties will come on the inside. The 2020 Audi Q8 is about to feature a completely new dashboard layout. Compared to the one that we can find in the current Q7, it will be more upscale. Horizontal lines will dominate, while all materials will feature premium quality. Another interesting aspect of the new model will be an almost complete digitalization, with a very small number of analog controls.
When it comes to the practicality, it definitely won’t be as spacious as the Q7. It will come with only two rows of seating, and with a pretty limited cargo area, which won’t be able to accommodate some bigger objects because of its rounded shape. That is the price you’ll have to pay if you want something more beautiful than Q7. After all, those who prefer such vehicles usually don’t care much about practicality.
2020 Audi Q8 Engines
In this aspect, we expect the new model to mimic the Q7 entirely. So, the engine offer should start with a 2.0-liter turbo-inline four, which is good for about 252 horses and 272 pound-feet of torque. The next in the line is an atmospheric 3.0-liter V6, which delivers around 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. On the European market, you can find a few diesel units in the offer as well. There is a familiar 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine, which delivers around 272 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is available in a de-tuned version that delivers 218 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Expect to see a hybrid powertrain in the offer as well. There is a familiar e-Tron version, which combines 3.0-liter diesel V6 and an electric motor built in an 8-speed automatic transmission. Such combination provides a pretty high output, which goes around 373 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Audi Q8 Release Date and Price
The all-new 2020 Audi Q8 is about to come next year, probably in the second half. When it comes to the price, some reports suggest that the base model will go around 60.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.