Audi with their new Flagship vehicle, the Q8, has reached a peak in the SUV vertical.
Typical Saloons are out of the trend. Hence, people are more driven towards a bigger car with the same luxuries which a Saloon has to offer.
That’s where Audi has invested towards this market segment after seeing Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have all recently added huge 4x4s to their team sheets. Furthermore, followed by the leaders in the SUV market like Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche.
But Audi already had a vehicle which stands in that segment- Q7. But the car looks kind of old-school in the period of fast-changing trends. The ability of people to acquire more expensive cars in their garage has also increased.
That’s where Q8 steps in, its bigger and is intimidating, the car has a bigger engine and looks way better than its predecessors.
The Q8 sports all new tech the brand has to offer, from the state of the art all-wheel-drive system to the air suspension. The fancy eight-speed automatic gearbox. It comes in a choice of three power units: a 3-litre diesel TDI with either 286bhp or 231bhp variants or a V6 petrol TSI with 340bhp.
Audi Q8 Highlights
Audi Q8 has a multi-screen “Virtual Cockpit” which means you have everything coming at you from three different screens. There are two central screens, both touchable, with the lower usually displaying climate control. There are 39 different driver-assistance systems available at the push of a button. It delivers a level of smart innovation, which you won’t have encountered before. It seems there is nothing that the Q8 cannot do for you to feel safer and more comfortable.
No one can question its performance, and its fuel economy is remarkable, especially for such an overwhelming car. It feels nimble in the city and when on long runs, it just flies. The ride is super comfortable, and this is why the car shares the platform as the Bentley Bentayga. And it’s even more impressive with the 22-inch wheels, which most carmakers have trouble balancing out.
Add-ons which are available for the car:
Premium Plus Package including 21-inch wheels, premium audio, illuminated door sills, interior lighting package plus, four-zone climate control, top view camera, ventilated front seats with four-way power lumbar, high-beam assist, Audi phone box with wireless charging, Audi side assists, rear cross traffic assist, vehicle exit warning Audi pre-sense rear, heated, auto-dimming folding sideview mirrors.
Driver Assistance Package includes an adaptive cruise with traffic jam assists, Audi active lane assist with an emergency assist, intersection assistant as well as a traffic sign recognition. Year One Package comprises 22-inch wheels, black optic exterior, black roof rails, single-frame grille, red brake callipers. Also, Towing Package, Cold Weather Package including heated steering wheel, heated front seats.
All in all: the New Audi Q8 beats most of its competition towards the top of the food chain.
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