Among the hybrid cars and SUVs race, the German company has finally unveiled the Audi Q8 with a mild-hybrid system and bringing it to the UAE market soon. Being a flagship SUV based on the 2018 concept, this modern and aggressive SUV packs the latest technologies. The 2019 Audi Q8 is one of the prettiest and a stylish coupe-like SUV in hybrid cars and SUVs segment. Being a midsize luxury SUV in family cars category this SUV has safety features, design and features to make your all rides budget-friendly and safe.
The hybrid cars and SUVs had always been in demand in the UAE market, and the all-new Audi Q8 has made the competition high for the Mercedes GLE Coupe and the BMW X6. The 2019 Audi Q8 is built on a shared platform of VW Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus. Making it the best-in-class and offering great ride every time for both on and off-road performance, the Audi Q8 2019 is the most awaited vehicle right now.
The elegant sloping roofline and Quattro blisters above the wheel arches with strong contours make the Audi Q8 2019 an impressive and aggressive SUV, which the brand has launched in years. Here is a detailed review of the new hybrid cars and SUVs category 2019 Audi Q8 design, features, and technologies.
Design of the Audi Q8
Having a sporty and an aggressive front fascia, the design of Q8 is based on the concept of having a surprisingly sporty design. The single-frame grille and aggressive styling make the Audi Q8 a perfect vehicle for the UAE SUV enthusiasts. The redesigned look and unique design elements retain the traditional look with a more contemporary appeal. It has the off-road look due to wheel arch trims, spoiler, door trim strips and diffuser and making it look more appealing and adventure-ready vehicle.
The 2019 Audi Q8 is wider, taller and has sports sharp corners providing a more commanding stance of the SUV. It contains chrome trims and a thick frame extending towards headlamps and fog lamp bezels. The grille combines vertical and horizontal slats having chrome and black finished look edgy and very appealing.
It also features LED technology as standard and offering Matrix LEDs in this new hybrid cars and SUVs latest vehicle. The new and a very cool feature in the new Audi Q8 is that owners can use the myAudi app to activate various lighting function through your smartphone. The sporty splitter like shape caused by lower section curving upwards over the underbelly plate and the muscular engine hood having bulged centre section completes the overall look of the vehicle.
The new Audi Q8 has 22-inch wheels and 10-inch ground clearance giving an imposing stance to the vehicle. From the side, the performance hatchbacks and crossovers blend the best in this vehicle. The prominent and fine wheel arches define the front fenders and rear hunches making it look more dynamic from every angle. An inclined D-pillar and tall quarter window gives a traditional and classy appeal to this SUV. Just like the front fascia, rear fascia is unique and appealing, having slim taillights, angular design and small yet vertical LED strips with a horizontal light bar.
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Interior – Hybrid Cars and SUVs
The Audi Q8 2019 model has unique features fitted interior with impressive styling and premium materials. The cabin is finished in black colour to give it a luxurious look with world-class technologies. The dashboard is fitted with an infotainment screen giving the impression of a big display for the drivers. It has blue ambient lights at the bottom that are adding more charm to the interior. It has two different MMI touch system screens. First is 10.1-inch in the centre stack while the second one is comparatively smaller, an 8.6-inch screen just above the centre console. Both screens have some functions to perform without using any knobs and button providing a clean finish.
The fully digital 12.3-inch display gives information about the drivetrain data and navigation maps. It also has multi-function steering wheel, heads-up display that projects into the steering. The wide centre console is sided by two seats with fine leather upholstery having a diamond-quilt pattern on it. The standard seats are also made comfortable for the passengers to provide optimum convenience. The seats can also be customized contour seats having ventilation and massage functions. Also, an optional four-zone climate control and air quality package are offered to maximise the comfort.
The hybrid cars and SUVs having features providing optimum comfort to the passengers enhance their market value and such vehicles are highly admired in the UAE car market. Having a comfortable ride with exceptional convenience features increases the pleasure. It has a 5 passenger capacity with spacious cabin including ample rear headroom and legroom. Also, it has 62 cubic feet cargo space after rear seats are folded giving a better capacity in a coupe-styled hybrid cars and SUVs segment.
Engine and Performance of the 2019 Audi Q8
The engine information depicts that the all-new Audi Q8 is fitted with a 3.0-litre TDI engine using a mild-hybrid system to make it an exceptional also an environment-friendly vehicle. The engine can produce 286 horsepower, having an all-wheel drive and paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and the most advanced Audi Quattro AWD system. It can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 6.3 seconds.
While the other engine options in the 2019 Audi Q8 are of 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel and a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine, capable of producing 340 horsepower. The UAE, GCC and KSA will have the 2019 Audi Q8 by the end of the year expect a petrol engine.
— Audi (@AudiOfficial) June 5, 2018
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Safety and Convenience Features – Hybrid Cars and SUVs
The all-new Audi Q8 is fitted with most advanced features making it a strong competitor for other hybrid cars and SUVs in the segment. It is fitted with some notable features to ensure a safe ride, including
- Remote-control parking
- Traffic Jam Pilot
- LIDAR, long-range radar, cameras, Ultrasonic Sensors
- Adaptive-cruise-control system
- V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) wireless communication
- It is fitted with multiple convenience features, including,
- LTE Advanced data transfer
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Navigation system with intelligent suggestions
- Car-to-X services for traffic and hazard information
- Optional Audi Connect key
Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2019 Audi Q8 is not released in the UAE car market for now and its price is also not revealed yet.
According to approximate the price of this hybrid vehicle in the British market is supposed to be around £65,000 being a luxury SUV. The Audi Q8 2019 is expected to reach the UAE car market by next year.