The Audi Q8 concept has just debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show previewing a new full-size offering that will sit at the top of the German automaker’s SUV lineup.
The Audi Q8 is the first 'coupe SUV' from the automaker and will debut as a production model in 2018. With a strong stance, no window frames, a massive grille, futuristic-looking headlights
, and sharp design, the Q8 concept has an impressive presence and even with its sloping roofline, Audi promises the rear-seat passengers will have ample head and shoulder room.
The Audi Q8
concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a total system output of about 442 horsepower and a stout 516 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The combustion engine of the system is a 3.0-liter V6 producing 245 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque and the battery has a capacity of 17.9 kWh that enables an electric driving range of 37 miles (60 km). Total range on a full tank of gas and a full charge is said to be 621 miles (1,000 km).