Audi says the Q8 is about five metres long, two metres wide, 1.7 metres tall and has a three-metre wheelbase – almost exactly the same as a 2017 Range Rover – but unlike the Range Rover, the Q8 will be a “luxury lounge for four”. We can think of cheaper ways to get four people around in comfort.
It’s described by Audi board member Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter as “the crown of the Q range”.
“This should be the Q car comparable to the A8,” he tells Top Gear. “The 8 always signifies the high-end cars – the A8, the R8, and now the Q8. The Q7 is more versatile and function orientated. This is more sporty, more expressive, and gives you a different image compared to a Q7.”