Now that Audi has confirmed a new SUV Q8 Hybrid for the 2018 year model, the German automaker speculate with the details of how it will look new model. What’s most interesting is that the concept of 2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid have come up.
These concept model is showed at 2017 LA car Show. Several reports confirm that 2018 Q8 Hybrid will use the MLB Evo platform which also underpins Audi Q7.
2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid Exterior Design
Going with renders and concept photos, the trend of Audi’s “Singleframe” grille is likely to continue with 2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid. For what it’s worth, the grille might grow to dominate this upcoming models’ front fascia.
The headlights and air inlets will feature sharp slants on the inner edges for a more dynamic look. New curves will complement the side body profile on top and the C-pillar might increase in width. The side body will get rid of protruding lines at the bottom which can be seen on the 2017 year Q7 models.
Moving on, the lip on the deck lid will be pronounced and taillights will retain the same shape. Stylish touch-ups might be in stock for the rear bumper and tailgate.
2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid – Interior cabin
Concept do not show much of the interior cabin, but it will be very modern and hi tech. Given Audi’s typical treatment, interiors might not sport major changes then concept. However, mild refreshments might influence center console to be more rather simplistic.
A Hybrid Powertrain
There isn’t going to be much change under the hood of 2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid. As most automakers have been dropping power outputs to achieve good fuel economy, 2018 Q8 Hybrid is likely to go down a similar path.
This new hybrid model will carry over the 3.0 l turbocharged V6 engine along with electric motors capable of producing 60 HP. The final outputs of this hybrid powertrain might go as 442 HP and 516 lb-ft torque. This upcoming model is also suspected of performing a sprint of 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
As to fuel economy, expect figures to stay around 82 mpg city, 100 mpg highway and 92 mpg combined. This engine will offer ZF 8 speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
2018 Q8 Hybrid will offer an array of safety technologies including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, Automatic Safety Belt Pre-tensioners, Multi-stage Airbags, Blind Spot Detection and Electronic Stability Control.
Competitors, Price and Release Date
Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Atlas are joining the competition with 2018 Q8 Hybrid. The official information about pricing and availability are still under wraps. Expect this 2018 Audi Q8 Hybrid to come out any sooner at 3st quarters of 2018 with a price tag of $92,000 and higher for top trims.