The Audi Q8 Celebration is the most recent addition to the flagshipSUV’s vary in India.The new Q8 variant, priced at Rs 98.98 lakh (ex-showroom, India) has been launched simply earlier than the 2020 festive season begins and might be bought alongside the Q8 Technology trim that launched in January 2020. The Q8 Celebration prices Rs 33 lakh lower than the Technology variant. Dealer sources have confirmed that deliveries for the brand new trim will start in November 2020.
- Audi Q8 Celebration priced at Rs 98.98 lakh
- Misses just a few options just like the adaptive air suspension and B&O audio system
- Powered by the identical 340hp, 3.0-litre, V6 mild-hybrid turbo-petrol engine
|Audi Q8 costs (ex-showroom, India)|
|Q8 Celebration||Rs 98.98 lakh|
|Q8 Technology||Rs 1.33 crore|
|RS Q8||Rs 2.07 crore|
Audi Q8 Celebration: What’s completely different?
On the skin, the brand new Q8 variant will get 19-inch wheels as an alternative of the 20- and 21-inch choices obtainable on the dearer model. There are not any different visible cues that mark the Q8 Celebration aside.
In phrases of options, the Q8 Celebration misses out on adaptive air suspension, the Bang & Olufsen audio system and what Audi calls a ‘comfort key’ that has a gesture-based boot opening operate.
Despite the Rs 33 lakh distinction, the entry-level Q8 will get premium options like Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, Audi’s newest dual-touchscreen management system, a 10.1-inch display screen for infotainment and navigation and an 8.1-inch display screen for the HVAC programs, the ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, a 10-speaker Audi sound system, wi-fi charging, a panoramic sunroof, assisted driving programs together with park help, eight airbags, and extra.
While this new variant will get the identical 11 exterior color and 4 inside theme choices because the Q8 Technology, the Celebration trim doesn’t get any customisation choices. The intensive listing of personalisation choices on the Q8 Technology ought to nonetheless draw patrons who need exclusivity.
For those that desire a Q8 with extra oomph, the 600hp RS Q8 can be on sale for Rs 2.07 crore.
Audi Q8 engine and gearbox
There are not any mechanical variations between the 2 Q8 variants. The 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine, which comes bundled with 48V mild-hybrid tech, produces 340hp and 500Nm of torque. Power is shipped to all-four wheels by way of an 8-speed torque converter automated gearbox and Audi’s Quattro system.
Audi Q8 worth and rivals
With the addition of the brand new variant, the Audi Q8 vary is now way more approachable. In truth, Q8 costs now come near the BMW X6 (Rs 95 lakh), whereas undercutting rivals just like the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+ (Rs 1.20 crore) and the Porsche Cayenne Coupe (Rs 1.32 crore).
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