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Audi Q8 e-tron SUV, Q8 e-tron Sportback Revealed In India

The Audi Q8 e-tron has finally made its debut in India. It will be offered in two body styles: standard SUV and Sportback coupe SUV. It is expected to be launched next year.

Fun Fact: The Audi Q8 e-tron is essentially a facelift version of the brand’s first series production EV which was introduced in 2018. To avoid any ambiguity regarding its position within Audi’s portfolio, it was renamed as the Q8 e-tron last year.

What powers the Audi Q8 e-tron?

  • Powering the Audi Q8 e-tron is a dual-motor set-up producing a combined power output of 408hp and a peak torque of 664Nm, enabling it to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 5.6 seconds.
  • Speaking of the battery pack, it has a capacity of 114 kWh, delivering a range of roughly 600 km on a single charge.
audi q8 e-tron sportback

Charging Time

  • The Q8 e-tron supports a DC fast charging of up to 170kW, which can energise its battery pack from 10-80% in 30 minutes. 
  • For home charging, Audi will provide a 22kW AC charger with the Q8 e-tron that can juice it up completely in roughly 6 hours.

Also Read: Finding The Charging Station Will Be Easier For Audi e-Tron Owners

Design, Interior and Features

  • Being a facelift version of the e-tron, the upgraded SUV features a new mesh-pattern redesigned grille with black surrounds, Audi’s new monochrome logo, and revamped front bumper with larger air intakes.
  • Towards the back and sides, things remain largely unchanged save for the new 20-inch alloy wheels,  ‘Audi’ & ‘Q8 e-tron Quattro badging on the blacked-out B-pillar, and a new rear bumper.
audi q8 e-tron interior
  • Inside, the cabin layout remains identical to the outgoing model.
  • For creatures’ comfort, the SUV gets: –
    • Heating, ventilation, massage and memory functions for the front-powered seats
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Digital instrument cluster (Virtual Cockpit Plus)
    • A 10.1-inch infotainment system
    • 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
    • An 8.6-inch touchscreen control panel for various car functions
    • Wireless charging
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Heads-up display
    • 360-degree camera
    • Adaptive air suspensions
audi q8 e-tron sportback 55 quattro

Also Read: Audi S5, RS5, and Q8 Celebration Get Expensive


In the luxury SUV segment, the Q8 e-tron will face competition from the Jaguar I-Pace, which currently ranges between Rs 1.19 – 1.24 crore (ex-showroom).