The Audi Q8 takes the reigns as the flagship of the Q family, touching down in Australia as the latest model in the German marque’s portfolio.

The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both worlds — the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé and the practical talents of a large SUV. Its expressive design, advanced technology and luxury finishes epitomise all that Audi represents. The design can be seen inside and out the Q8 in its strong lines and tight surfaces exuding power and sophistication. The six-cylinder petrol engine with turbo-charged direct fuel injection system drives the 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology. A powerful ride, the Q8 produces 250 kW (500Nm) with dynamics implied in its muscular design. Permanent quattro all-wheel drive and ample ground clearance means the SUV coupé can keep going even when paved roads end.

One of the most noticeable exterior design cues on the Q8 is the large octagonal design Singleframe grille, melding the air inlets and front spoiler to emphasise the Q8’s sporting spirit. Large wheel arches complement this feel and boast the ability to house wheels up to 22 inches, to create a daring presence on the road. The gentle sloping roofline accentuates the elegance in the lines of the Q8, achieving harmony between the athletic and glamorous design cues present throughout. The imposing design will certainly turn heads, and when finished in the vibrant signature Dragon Orange Metallic colour, making a bold statement is guaranteed.

Driving dynamics are underpinned by exceptional handling and traction from Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system. These dynamics provide added security and stability on a variety of surfaces including wet and low grip conditions. The differential takes care of maintaining the transfer of power when required to the axle with better traction to ensure a smooth driving experience.

The generous interior dimensions with variable luggage compartment, state-of-the-art operating and suspension technologies, and intelligent assistance systems make the Audi Q8 a composed companion for business and leisure.

Luxurious details and intelligent technology meet in the cabin with high quality materials providing an elegant finish. Two large high definition touchscreens are set into the centre console allowing for easy access and operation for the driver and passenger alike. Infotainment, climate, comfort functions and text input can be operated from these displays and use haptic and acoustic feedback technology to provide a more realistic feel. Feel even more at home with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto conveniently integrated within the infotainment system. Smart operating systems add to this model’s edge, from MMI touch response to voice control with natural speech recognition.

Illuminate the road ahead with HD Matrix LED headlights. More practically, they provide higher resolution illumination of the road and use advanced systems to detect oncoming vehicles and mask appropriate light emitting diodes to ensure light is cast around the oncoming vehicle and not into the other vehicles field.

Sleek, sophisticated and leading edge in the digital age, the Audi Q8 is a top turbo automobile reshaping the landscape of premium SUVs.

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