India-bound Audi Q8 e-tron EV unveiled

Audi has revealed the Q8 e-tron SUV, which is a facelifted version of the firm's first electric SUV, the e-tron. Since Audi has adopted 'e-tron' as the umbrella electric sub-brand, the original e-tron SUV required its own moniker; it now carries the Q8 badge and will be Audi's flagship electric SUV.

By Reetika Bhatt | on November 10, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Sportback model offers a maximum power output of 496bhp, a maximum torque of 973 Nm, and a single-charge range of up to 513km.

Audi has updated its e-tron lineup and unveiled four new electric vehicles  the new Q8 e-tron, Q8 e-tron Sportback, SQ8 e-tron, and SQ8 e-tron Sportback. The e-tron electric SUV that the firm previously sold in international markets and in India will be replaced by the Q8 e-tron. The new updated models feature distinct designs and new battery packs, which add to the cars' performance.

In terms of upgrades, the next generation Q8 e-tron model from Audi has undergone exterior modifications. The e-tron has received some design changes, including a new grille. The rear lighting and the LED bar, which extends across the entire length of the tailgate, have also been updated. The e-tron Sportback is more of a coupe variant of the Q8 e-tron, with a sweeping roofline, while the Q8 e-tron remains primarily an SUV.

The most substantial change, however, has been made to the Audi e-tron's performance. The Audi Q8 e-tron is now claimed to have a range of 582km, a substantial increase from its previous 484km, thanks to an increase in the battery size (from 64 to 95kWh). The Q8 e-tron SUV produces 664Nm of maximum torque and 402bhp of maximum power. The Sportback model, which has the largest battery pack, offers a maximum power output of 496bhp, a maximum torque of 973Nm, and a range of up to 513km on a single charge.

Inside, the changes are subtle but noticeable. On the dashboard, Audi has used recyclable materials. The digital drive display, a 10-inch infotainment panel, and a third display positioned just below it allow you to manage tasks such as climate control, among others.

Audi decided to rename the model as part of its first significant update since its launch in 2018. The Q8 e-tron Standard and Sportback versions have both been revealed by the manufacturer. Indian buyers will likely be able to purchase the new model. After its debut, the new Audi e-tron will compete with models such as the BMW iX electric SUV and Mercedes EQB.

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