A prototype of the Audi Q8 will debut in January at the Detroit auto show.
Company Audi will present on a motor show in Detroit a prototype of Q8, the production version of which will compete for buyers with BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Design sketches of the new was published by Welt, who has taken interview with the chief designer of the German automaker Marc Lichte.
No information about Q8, including the release date of the eponymous production models, Lichte failed. Thus on one of the images of the crossover visible inscription e-tron on the front bumper. This may indicate that the concept car is equipped with electric propulsion.
While Lichte said that the Audi A8 sedan next generation, which will debut in the summer of 2017, will receive a “brand new concept” control some functions of the car. Subsequently, the same solution will receive other models of the company.
The management of the company Audi has approved the development of the Q8 SUV in 2014. Then, it was reported that the model will be built on the platform MLB-Evo, which formed the basis of the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. It was also noted that the Q8 will be a fully electric version, which will compete for customers with Tesla Model X.
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