German SUV back with new look

Lyna Mohamad

TCY Motors Sdn Bhd, the local authorised distributor of Audi cars, held a press launch preview for the all new Audi Q8 yesterday.

The Q8 is the German brand’s latest additions to their Q car model lineup, with an imposing Singleframe in octagonal design, featuring six vertical chrome fins that make the radiator grille appear upright and solid while a wide, optionally coloured mask connects the Singleframe to the distinctive headlights.

Leading Audi’s new design and technologies, the new Audi Q8 delivers a new interpretation of a large four-door SUV coupé with its striking design with excellent adaptability which constitutes the new full-size class in the brand’s product portfolio.

With Audi’s extensive package of innovative technologies, the full-size models once again underscore Vorsprung durch Technik and offer customers a great deal of utility value and the permanent quattro all-wheel drive and a ground clearance of up to 254 millimetres, on the other hand allows the SUV coupe to continue when paved roads end.

One of the highlights of Q8 is that it is fitted standard with mild hybrid technology (MHEV, mild hybrid electric vehicles) to enhance comfort and efficiency where Audi engineers have linked the MHEV drive to the vehicle’s sensors, ensuring anticipatory, predictive control along with enhanced efficiency.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with 340hp from 5,200-6,400rpm and 500Nm of torque from 1,370-4,500rpm.

The new face of the Q family is available for viewing at Audi Brunei showroom in Kiarong Central.

The all new Audi Q8. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR