There has been a trend of blind purchasing nowadays, people just go by the name (though it’s not bad when you have trust built up for years) It is necessary to at least look at the pros and cons of the product. Though some brands are excellent in their services they don’t leave any stone unturned to make their flawless but the wide range of human expectations and suitability is what changes from person to person. As customers, there is nothing like all good but obviously, there exists the case of ninety-nine pros and one insignificant con.
Here’s are we assist you and do our duty to provide our unbiased opinion on the Audi Q8 e-Tron. Audi took off the cover from this brand-new addition recently and this SUV will soon make it to the Indian Market. The official statement through the chairman of the board of management of Audi Ag, Markus Duesmann states,” With our corporate strategy ‘Vorsprung 2030’, we’ve set a fixed date for our withdrawal from combustion engines and decided that Audi will be a fully electric brand within 11 years,” “The new Audi Q8 e-Tron, with its improved efficiency and range and refined design, is another important component in our electric portfolio to get people excited about electromobility with emotional models that are suitable for everyday use.”.
In addition to that, Audi Board Member of Technical Development stated “In the new Q8 e-Tron, we were able to significantly increase both battery capacity and charging performance. This allowed us to achieve an optimal balance between energy density and charging capacity, as well as to increase efficiency,” Oliver Hoffman also highlighted key specifications and technicalities, “On top of that, we improved the motors, progressive steering, and chassis control systems – and thus the dynamic driving characteristics that are typical of Audi in all versions of the Q8 e-Tron.”
Audi Q 8 E-Tron is a revised version of the e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback that is in the market. It is made evident by the brand through its Q8 tag that it will be the flagship product among SUVs and Crossovers. With that, this model has also got a new look with a trapezoidal grilled finish in silver with a blacked-out Audi logo in 2-dimensions. The front bumper gives a sporty look after the redesign Though the rear part has not undergone many changes.
It has got matrix highlights, headlight washes an illumination animation on approach and departure. The dash layout is the same as the outgoing cars with a 10.1 end and 8.6-inch display on the center stack.
Apart from the exterior, it has been a sincere effort to work on the aerodynamics of the automobile and changes are made in the front bumper that helped reduce the drag coefficient from 0m26 to 0.25 for Audi e-Tron Sportback and 0.28 to 0.27 for Audi e-Tron (regular).. The range is increased by 30% on the Q8 e-Tron.
Apart from this, Audi Q8 will come in three drivetrain options and two battery capacities. The regular Q8 50 e-Tron gets an 89 KWh battery pack, gross 95KWh, and the higher Q8 55 and SQA8 e-Tron gets the 106 KWh which is 14 KWh in the gross pack. Under standard conditions t.ese high-capacity chargers can go from 10% of charging to 80% within 31 minutes of charging. This works for a range of up to 420 km as WLTP. The Q8 model will be launched in Europe markets in February 2023 and a couple of months later in India.
What has not changed in the new Q8 version is the interior. Similar to the outgoing car, this model has a feature-rich cabin with a sunroof and upgradable climate control from two zones to four zones. The two hi-res display
- Virtual C
- Android Auto
- Apple CarPlay
- Audio Connect
In Europe, it will cost $74,500
The estimated cost of maintenance of the Audi Q8 e-Tron is $95 to $1523 with an average of $150.
The most peculiar changes include the daytime running light strips.
It is worth serious consideration provided you need the air of prestige and are not concerned about the range.