Audi Q8 Coupe SUV Imagined with Design Cues from All-New Q7

It’s no secret that Audi is developing a rival for the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe that will be called the Q8, and it’s also a known fact that it will be mechanically based on the all-new Q7 SUV.

So now that the second-generation Audi Q7 has been revealed, Photoshop manipulator X-Tomi tried to find out what the Q8 would look like using design cues from the new SUV.

While the front end is identical with that of the Q7, the rest of the car looks quite different, due to the sloping roofline and the modified window line. It should look different from the rear as well because of the very inclined rear window.

However, I’m hoping the Audi Q8 will be more than a “hunchback” Q7, and a recent report suggests it will use Audi’s new design language previewed by the Prologue concept. It will also be the first production car designed by the brand’s new styling boss Marc Lichte, who promised the Q8 will be distinguished from the Q7 inside and out. Let’s hope that will be the case when the new model arrives on the market, sometime within the next three years.

Rendering via X-Tomi

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  • Dr Zoidberg

    Just. Stop. It. Now.

  • pjl35

    Except that, just like your article says, it won’t share the Q7’s looks, so this chop really doesn’t hint at much.

  • funfun

    No, just no

    • dinn

      I must agree with you.

  • Timo

    Do you have a contract with x-Tomato?

  • Kash

    the styling looks better on this than the Q7.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Yes, it looks really sharp. But I think Q8 needs a longer wheelbase, which would allow more for this aggressively raked roofline without impinging upon back-seat passenger headroom.

  • mav

    all Audi’s look the same, so they are face lifting them to look the same…LOL…get real

    • Gary

      All BMW s and Mercedes and porches and fords and vws if you haven’t noticed. So I think you need to get real with any comments

      • mav

        no they dont…if you look at the other brands..but I guess you dont understand that..

  • Andrewthecarguy

    5 GT. Both this and Theo Chin’s chop look pretty amazing to me.