Audi has lifted the covers from the 2019 Audi Q8, its flagship SUV that it would really rather you think of as a four-door luxury coupe. Intended to slot in above the Q7 as a more luxe-focused way of transportation, it seats five in greater comfort than its practical sibling. Despite that, there’s still 62 cubic feet of trunk space.
Under the hood there’s a mild-hybrid system, with a 48 volt primary electrical system. That has a li-ion battery and a belt alternator starter, and can recoup power during braking. It also allows the Q8 to coast comfortably with the engine deactivated.
Inside, there’s Audi’s MMI touch response infotainment system, four zone automatic air conditioning, and optional customized contour seats with ventilation and massage. All-wheel steering is also offered, together with Car-to-X communications. It’ll go on sale in Europe from Q3 2018, and in the US from Q4 2018.