News of the Upgraded Audi Q8
Audi New Zealand’s spokesperson, Shannon Pentecost, has released news of the upgraded Audi Q8. The new Q8 – the flagship in Audi’s SUV range – features an expressive new appearance along with a new equipment range, with new colour options, wheels, and more. The new model also brings with it individualisation of headlights and rear lights through digitalisation.
Read the press release below.
Audi is updating the flagship of the Q family with an upgraded design and new technology. For the first time, the Audi Q8 will be sporting headlights that feature digital daytime running lights and selectable light signatures. Digital OLED rear lights with four selectable rear light designs complete the expanded light offering. New wheels, colours, decorative inlays, and seats with contrast stitching highlight the car’s top position among the Q models.
“The Q8 is the perfect balance of performance and quiet luxury. Now with added design elements and upgraded technology, the Q8 sets a new benchmark that Kiwis have grown to expect from the brand with the four rings.” – Greg Leet, General Manager Audi New Zealand
Revised, generous, striking: the exterior design
The revised Q8 presents a sporty, elegant SUV coupé with an expressive new design. The short overhangs and long wheelbase make for sporty, elegant proportions that can be accentuated with distinctive exterior colours and wheels.
The unmistakably powerful and upright Audi Singleframe with an octagon design now impresses with vertical inlays. They are arranged vertically in the base exterior and designed in the shape of an L in the S line exterior package. The self-assured appearance of the Q8 is highlighted by the new prominent air intakes, which are clearly integrated into the car’s basic architecture. The new exhaust system with premium quality tailpipes is aligned even more closely with the SQ8 TFSI, where the S line exterior package stands out with its clearly accentuated side air intakes in the front bumper.
The Q8 bears also Audi’s new, modern corporate identity – the new two-dimensional rings that debuted in the Q8 e-tron.
A new kind of individualisation: headlights and rear lights
High-intensity LED headlights light up the road in the Q8 as standard, with Matrix LED headlights available as an option. HD Matrix LED headlights with the Audi laser light are also available, which work with 24 LEDs and a high-power laser diode each and are immediately recognisable via a blue ambient light incorporated into the headlights. The laser light becomes active starting at 70 km/h and significantly increases the high beam range.
New for the top-of-the-range headlights are digital daytime running light signatures, which give the Q8 its unmistakable appearance by allowing the user to select one of four individual light signatures via the MMI. For the first time, the Q8 also features heavily digitalised OLED rear lights, which also feature four digital light signatures in conjunction with the headlights.
The digital OLED rear lights in the Q8 incorporate a proximity indication feature that works in tandem with the assistance systems. When vehicles from behind come within two metres of the stationary Q8, the control units trigger the activation of all the digital OLED segments. Additional functions include dynamic turn signals as well as various coming home and leaving home sequences.