The new Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback will launch in India on August 18. The facelift models of the electric SUVs offer a higher driving range than their outgoing counterparts. The Q8 e-tron will be offered in two trims – 50 and 55, the same as the outgoing model. The facelifted models get some feature upgrades as well.
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Auto Q8 e-tron: What’s new?
The new Audi Q8 e-tron facelift gets a mechanical upgrade. The 50 and 55 trims of the electric SUV get dual-motor configuration. This dual motor puts out a maximum power output of 340hp and 640Nm of torque on the 50 trim. This trim gets a 95kWh battery which offers a driving range of 491km on the SUV and 505km on the Sportback variant.
The dual motor on the 55 trim produces a maximum power output of 408hp and 664Nm of torque. It gets a larger 114kWh battery that offers a driving range of 582km on the SUV and 600km on the Sportback variant. Both variants will support 170kW DC fast charging and come with a 22kW AC charger. The Q8 e-tron will sport a charging port on either side.
Inside, the Audi Q8 e-tron facelift will get a dual-screen setup consisting of a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8.6-inch display with HVAC controls. It will also get powered front seats with massage and temperature control features, a Bang and Olufsen speaker system, four-zone climate control, TPMS, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, and more.
The outgoing model of the Audi Q8 e-tron is priced at Rs 1.02 crore in India. The facelifted model is expected to be priced higher than the current version. Upon launch, the Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback will rival the Jaguar I-Pace.