One of the giant SUVs on the market, the 2022 Audi Q8, will gain more high-techs for the following year. From the information that we got, Audi will bring some small refreshments outside and more inside. Stylish, luxurious, and practical SUV is nearly the same size as its predecessor. Interestingly, unlike its sibling Q7 that comes with 3-row/7-passengers, the Q8 is strictly offered in the form of the 2-row/5-passenger.
Best of all, the buyers of this SUV will get the opportunity to choose two powerful engines. The standard one is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 335 horsepower, while the next one, a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, powers SQ8 and generates a fantastic output of 500 horses.
2022 Audi Q8 Exterior Upgrades
The forthcoming 2022 Audi Q8 looks more muscular than the first generation. This flagship SUV looks much better than its sibling Q7, offering an athletic shoulder line combine with a gently sloping roofline. Like all Audi`s models, the Q8 dominates on the front. This SUV features a very aggressive grille flanked by animated HD Matrix LED headlights.
The Premium version features 20-inch five-double-spoke design wheels, while Premium Plus models add 21-inch five-segment-spoke design wheels. The Black Optic package is available as well on the Premium Plus trim, and it adds 22-inch Audi Sport wheels, red brake calipers, along with unique black roof rails and black trim around the side windows. The S line package is the favorite one. The models dressed with this trim include S line fender badges, illuminated door sill inlays, and 21-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
The cabin of the latest 2022 Audi Q8 is just magnificent as the exterior. Inside, you’ll find leather ornamentation and Alcantara almost on every surface. As we mentioned, unlike the Q7 that comes with 3-row/7-passengers, the new Q8 offers only 2-row/5-passenger. The rear seats can be split and fold in 40/20/40, and there is behind 30.5 cubic feet of the luggage area, which can be increased to 60.7 cubic feet when they’re folded down.
Stepping into this SUV, you’ll first notice a big Audi’s virtual cockpit and an intuitive Audi MMI touchscreen display. The upper screen is 10.1-inch, and it comes with navigation, phone, audio, and other major infotainment functions. However, there is also a lower 8.6-inch screen that handles climate functions and handwritten commands.
2022 Audi Q8 Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, the latest 2022 Audi Q8 will remain unchanged. This model is still available with the same two powertrains as its predecessor. The standard Audi Q8 uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, making 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This version also deploys a belt-driven starter generator that’s part of the 48-volt mild-hybrid setup drawing energy from a 10Ah lithium-ion battery.
The more potent SQ8 model swaps the V6 for a powerful twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. This engine generates 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard on both models, as the 8-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles mounted beneath the steering wheel. Moreover, thanks to those engines, Q8 features an impressive towing figure of 7,700 pounds.
Release Date and Price
The fresh new 2022 Audi Q8 should continue to be a leader in the SUV segment. This model is one of the selling in the lineup of SUVs and is currently the pinnacle of Audi’s offers. The manufacturer also announced that’s working on the new flagship called Audi Q9, which should arrive later this year alongside the Q8.
As for the pricing, we should expect the new Q8 to cost slightly higher than before. The current model’s price starts at $68,200 for the base model, and it can reach $95,100 for the Prestige SQ8.