Audi Q8 e-tron
26 July 2023
Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback launched in Singapore.

Sitting at the top of Audi’s SUV and crossover EV food chain are these two refreshed beauties from Ingolstadt; the Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback.

Hosting the media to an exclusive drive, intimate interview and high tea, Audi made sure the arrival of these two SUVs was somewhat clear yet subtle, much like the updates made to the cars.

The Q8 e-tron, Q8 e-tron Sportback and the previous e-tron line up at the Shangri-la Singapore

Boasting improved aerodynamics, higher charging performance, and expanded battery capacity, the key takeaway points – for those of you who are impatient – are that the range for both cars has been increased; up to 582 km in the SUV and up to 600 km in the Sportback.

Visually, the front now has a sharper, more distinctive grille design with black surrounds and the addition of illumination, which is more visible in low-light conditions.

The Q8 e-tron also introduces a new corporate identity with a two-dimensional design of the four rings. The model name in Audi lettering on the B-pillar is also new.

You might notice that the naming has also now been tweaked with the addition of the ‘Q8’ model before the ‘e-tron’. Markus Schuster, MD of Audi Singapore, also added that moving forward, all Audi EV models will be given even-numbered names.

Speaking to the media, he added that Singapore would soon see a range of Audi e-trons, like the Q4 e-tron, for example, that will make owning an Audi EV more accessible.

“From 2026, all new model introductions will be EVs, that’s a very clear commitment that Audi has, and that’s a good thing because for us in the market, there is a clear strategy, and we know where Audi is going,” he added.

The new launched Q8 e-tron will be available in eleven colours, including the new Soneira Red Metallic, solid Magnet Gray, Madeira Brown Metallic and Ultra Blue Metallic, which is exclusively available for the S line variant.

Five new wheel designs are available for the Q8 e-tron. As standard, 20 inches wheels are fitted on the Q8 e-tron 50 variants and 21 inches wheels on the Q8 e-tron 55 variants.

Two versions with electric all-wheel drive will be offered in Singapore for each of the two body styles: Both motors in the base models of the Audi Q8 50 e-tron (Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km: 19.0; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 76) and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron have an output of 250 kW in boost mode with 664 Nm of torque and a range of up to 491 km (SUV) and 505 km (Sportback).

Both motors in the Audi Q8 55 e-tron (Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km: 19.5; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 78) and the Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron have an output of 300 kW in boost mode with 664 Nm of torque.

Photo Credits: Joel Tam (@joel_tam)

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