The 2022 Audi Q8 is about to gain additional high-tech features. It is one of the biggest SUVs on the market and it comes with premium styling and a very modern interior design. The 2022MY will introduce a mid-cycle facelift, so we don’t expect major changes and upgrades. The Q8 SUV will remain a luxurious and practical model with great performances.
The size won’t change, but Q8 will continue to share a lot of stuff with the smaller Q7 variant. One big difference between the two models is that the Q8 SUV offers room for five, while the Q7 version for seven passengers. There will be two turbocharged engines on offer and the sales will begin later in 2021.
Audi Q8 Get Mid-Cycle Facelift
The upcoming 2022 Audi Q8 will gain small cosmetic upgrades. New model will wear more muscles and it will look sportier than the outgoing model. The stance is more athletic and Audi will also deliver a more sloping roofline. Still, the highlight of this modern SUV is its front fascia. The aggressive grille is perfectly combined with the Matrix LED headlights. Audi also offers numerous trim levels and packages, which allow more customization.
For an instance, the Premium trim rides on 20-inch wheels, while the Premium Plus variant gets 21-inch wheels. The Black Optic package is optional and it provides larger 22-inch Sport wheels with red brake calipers. The S Line package adds even more sportiness, alloy wheels, illuminated door sills, and much more.
The interior of the 2022 Audi Q8 will offer more standard features and some all-new high-tech amenities. Comfort is great, which comes as no surprise as Q8 is a luxury SUV. Audi offers standard leather upholstery in combination with Alcantara materials. As we said, the Q7 model is a three-row seven-seat variant, while Q8 SUV comes with a two-row five-seat layout exclusively.
The cabin space is generous and the cargo area provides up to 60.7 cubic feet with folded seats. Audi’s recognizable virtual cockpit remains intact, but a new version of the MMI infotainment system is available. The Q8 model will offer a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen as the upper screen, while the lower 8.6-inch screen is intact. Finally, the manufacturer should introduce numerous safety aids.
Two Turbocharged Engines On Offer Once Again
The 2022 Audi Q8 will continue to offer the same two turbocharged engines. A 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine with 335 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque remains the standard powertrain option. This unit comes with a belt-driven generator, a lithium-ion battery pack, and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. And while this hybrid variant provides better fuel efficiency, the SQ8 model provides more power.
This variant will use the same 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine and it will develop 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of twisting power. Both models are offering a standard all-wheel-drive system and the same 8-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Audi Q8 Release Date, Price
The all-new 2022 Audi Q8 will now cost around $68,000, which is a slightly higher price than before. This larger SUV will hit the dealerships later in 2021 and its Prestige SQ8 variant will almost reach $100,000. The brand-new Q9 SUV will also arrive later this year and this model will share a lot of components with the Q8 variant.