2019 Audi Q8 Spied: Take a Good Look at Audi’s Crossover Coupe

2019 Audi Q8 (spy photo)

What It Is: A nearly undisguised, production version of the Audi Q8. The Q8 is Audi’s first crossover “coupe,” although unlike the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-AMG GLE coupe, it doesn’t appear as such with a roofline that’s only mildly raked. The Q8’s slimmer headlights and octagonal grille—similar to those on the 2019 A8 sedan—add drama, as does its steep liftgate glass and wide D-pillars. That’s as wild as it gets for a five-seater from Ingolstadt. Most of the visual pizzazz of the concept iterations is dulled, but that may be because we’re looking at a base model. The smaller, plainer wheels and blocked-off lower air vents are two clues that this is a lower-spec version. The concepts’ hood strakes, additional venting above the grille, and faux air-cutouts below the taillights have been binned, while the pleasing, full-width black panel on the tailgate appears to have been shortened, too. Audi likely is saving most of these details for the inevitable SQ8 and RS Q8 models, or perhaps an optional S-Line appearance package. The concepts’ surface treatments, especially the convex and concave stampings on the rear doors, carry over intact. READ MORE ››

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