The current generation of the Audi Q8 arrives in 2018, and 2023 is a fairly late mid-life update. Although “it’s better than nothing”, Audi confirmed on 25 August that the updated mid-life version of the Q8 SUV will officially launch on 5 September.
The launch venue will be the opening of the IAA Mobility exhibition in Munich (Germany) on the same day.
Along with the announcement of the above information, Audi also released the first teaser image of the new flagship SUV. Focusing on the rear design, this photo shows a third rear light interface with a horizontal light bar connecting the entire rear light system.
However, according to the Ingolstadt brand, the headlights and taillights of the Audi Q8 will be updated with new design and features. The above taillights are a part of the design, in addition, smart display technology like other Audi electric models may appear at a more advanced level.
The Audi Q8 may inherit the new digital matrix LED system from the pure electric version of the Audi Q8 e-tron
Except for the upgraded lights, the radiator design and front/rear bumpers on the Audi Q8 2024 are promised to be updated in sync with the electric Q8 e-tron.
The transmission options on the Audi Q8 are promised to remain the same in this upgrade, with the high-performance version of the Q8 RS also retained.
The formidable rivals that the Audi Q8 2024 needs to be wary of are the BMW X6, BMW GLE, Porsche Cayenne Coupe or the Range Rover Sport when it launches next month.
Following the updated date, the Audi Q8 will aim for an all-new second generation release in 2026. It will be one of the last Audi nameplates to be launched in the market by the brand using an internal combustion engine. By the end of the German decade, the brand would be transitioning to an all-electric brand.