Following the debut the Audi Q8 concept at the beginning of 2017 at the Detroit motor show, the German car maker quickly set to work on readying the large SUV for production. We’ve seen multiple teasers and spy photos of the new car – some showing off the production body almost entirely – but this new set gives us our clearest look at the upcoming Q8 yet.
The images were taken by the Spanish website Motor.es, and they show the new Q8 out testing on public roads almost entirely uncovered. The images were shot high above the vehicle, giving us a good look at the roof and overall profile. Apart from some minor camouflage near the boot, the spy shots show off the sculpted body of the Q8 in its entirety.
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Gallery: New Audi Q8 Spy Photos
Sharing a number of similarities with the new Lamborghini Urus (partly because the two also share the same platform), the Audi Q8 features a sloped, angular rear, a sharp roofline and sculpted rear lights. Though it’s hard to distinguish any defining cues on the front of the car, already we know that the Q8 will feature a particularly striking gaping grille with two lower vents and slim headlights. All the better to aggressively tailgate you with, my dear.
The cabin will share a strong resemblance with the tech-focused get up found in the new A8. Dual touch panels, one for the MMI infotainment system and the other for climate control, will give the Q8 a modern cabin, and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit will of course carry over from the rest of the lineup.
The new Audi Q8 will make its debut early in 2018, most likely at the Detroit motor show in January for added symmetry with the concept version, before going on sale later in the year. Electric E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback variations will both arrive before the end of the decade.