8 August 2018

Q8 is new luxury flagship in Audi Q range

Audi’s new Q8 will launch in the Irish market in the third quarter of this year, writes Trish Whelan.

It combines the elegance style of a four-door luxury coupe with the practical versatility of a large SUV. It will feature S Line as standard in Ireland.

Aimed at both business and leisure sales, it will come fully equipped, comprehensively connected and be touch enough for off-road duty. 

All drive systems come with new mild hybrid technology. 

The SUV is wider, shorter and lower than its Q7 sister model. Audi claim that with its wheelbase of nearly three metres, it offers a spacious interior that beats off its direct competitors in most relevant dimensions including interior length and headroom. With seatbacks folded down, the luggage area can hold up to 1,755 litres.

The OTR price for the top of the range Q8 3.0TDI 286hp is €103,050.