Partially camouflaged Audi Q8 prototypes have been noticed testing, pointing to a refresh coming for Audi’s flagship SUV within the not too distant future.
The prototypes sport a revised grille up entrance and new internals for the headlights. The entrance fascia can be a brand new design, that includes a extra triangular form for the aspect intakes in comparison with the present mannequin. It is not clear what’s adjustments are current on the rear however a revised design for the taillights is probably going.
The design adjustments are anticipated to higher mirror parts discovered on the E-Tron electrical SUV which itself was up to date final 12 months and rebranded a Q8 E-Tron within the course of. The Q8 E-Tron is out there for the 2023 mannequin 12 months. The up to date Q8 is anticipated to be accessible for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, which means a reveal later this 12 months is probably going.
It is not clear what updates, if any, are deliberate for the powertrains. The present Q8, which arrived in 2018 as a 2019 mannequin, is obtainable within the U.S. with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 in common guise and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 within the sporty SQ8 and RS Q8 guises. Diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains are additionally accessible in some markets.
Word, with Audi planning to launch its final gas-powered car in 2026, this can probably be the ultimate model of the Q8 nonetheless with fuel engines. Anticipate a redesigned Q8 later this decade supplied solely with electrical energy.