Talking about the design, the Q8 e-Tron gets a re-designed front grille. Audi says that the redesign up front has also led to a reduction in drag co-efficient of the Q8 e-tron models, from 0.26 to 0.24 for the Sportback variant and 0.28 to 0.27 for the regular variant. Moving on to the rear, the taillights and the LED bar have been redesigned. The SUV also features re-designed alloy wheels.
Moving on to the inside, the Q8 e-Tron gets minimal interior tweaks and Audi says that they have used recycled materials on the dashboard. The Q8 e-Tron gets three screens including the digital drive display, a 10-inch infotainment screen, and a third screen for climate control functions.
Talking about the battery and electric motor, the new Q8 e-Tron SUV gets a 95 kWh battery pack and Audi claims that the SUV can travel up to 582 kms in one full charge. The Q8 e-tron SUV produces 300 kW of maximum power and 664 Nm of peak torque.
The Sportback version offers more range, which goes up to 600 kms in one full charge. The SQ8, which also comes with the largest battery pack, offers 370 kW of power and massive 973 Nm of torque and up to 513-km range on a single charge.
The new model is expected to hit Indian markets sometime in 2023. When launched, the SUV competes with BMW iX electric SUV, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar I-Pace as well as the upcoming Mercedes EQB.