The new vertical design looks similar to the likes of the updated Mercedes-Benz AMG GT but is far more aggressive due to the contrast surround that amplifies the grille even further. The headlamps on the Q8 are flanked by a air vent right under them and features the Matrix technology like on the A8, A6 and the R8.
The main gauge cluster is completely digitized, and it’s complemented by a heads-up display; you’ll find all sorts of information there, including the highlighting of certain features on the road itself, such as turn arrows and the like.
The second row on the concept – there are only two seating rows, as opposed to the three found in the Q7 – gets two captain’s chairs as well as a touch display of its on. That way, rear-seat passengers get in on the techiness, too.
Audi’s first all-electric vehicle is expected to hit the market in 2018 and be the first of a series of upcoming all-electric vehicles by the Volkswagen group. Before going all-electric, Audi is introducing its second plug-in electric vehicle after the Audi A3 e-tron: a new Audi Q8 SUV.
What is particularly interesting is that the German automaker claims it will bring the vehicle to production very quickly after having unveiled it just this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).