First Proper Look Inside Audi Q8 Reveals A8’s High-Tech Influence

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This is our first proper look inside the upcoming Audi Q8, fully revealing its dashboard design, which unsurprisingly is heavily influenced by the latest A8 flagship sedan.

As we can see, the dashboard features an almost full-length air-vent setup, just like in the Q7, but then it goes on with a pair of digital touchscreen displays as seen in the Audi A8.

The second display is mounted on the center console and is surrounded by an aluminum trim while the dashboard fascia is using a gloss black trim with aluminum surrounds.

The Q7's sportier brother will be positioned as the flagship SUV in Audi’s range, sharing most of its sibling's powertrains, although Audi has been working on a new 48-volt plug-in hybrid setup for the range-topping SQ8 version. Previewed in the Q8 Sport Concept, the new Audi SQ8 will be powered by a combination of the 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine and an electric motor for a total output of around 469hp (476PS) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque.

Expect to see the Level 3 autonomous system that debuted with the A8 featured in the new Q8 as well, along with all the latest safety features Audi has to offer. All variations will ride on air suspension, while a mad RS Q8 version is also reportedly on its way.

Audi is planning to launch the new Q8 next year, positioning it against models like the Mercedes GLE Coupe and the BMW X6.

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