For the first time, representatives of the German company announced the preparation of a new Audi Q8 crossover in the spring of 2014. Since then, the manufacturer began to bring to the exhibition and car show lots of concepts that foreshadow the output of the serial Q8. In Audi, they decided that they would not copy the BMW X6 and the Mercedes GLE Coupe, but they would follow a slightly different path. Thus, the new Audi Q8, built on the basis of the Q7, got a bit overhang rear posts, slightly falling roof and a sophisticated rear overhang. And to further distance the new model from the source, for Audi Q8 changed the design of the front and rear parts, making them more aggressive due to narrower lighting and an increased grille. In addition, the spy photos of the crossover clearly show that the rear side windows, compared to the Q7, were noticeably more compact. In this case, the interior of the car, most likely, will be closer to the flagship sedan Audi A8 D5. The salon of a sports utility vehicle is designed for five, but it is possible that for a surcharge it will be possible to order separate rear seats instead of a single sofa. The Q8 is based on the modular platform MLB Evo, which allows you to make cars not only with traditional ICE, but also with a hybrid power plant and with a fully electric “stuffing”. Information about the line of power units for the novelty yet, but it is known that a couple of years after the exit the car will acquire a “warmed-up” modification of the SQ8. Production and sales of the Audi Q8 in the new body are scheduled for 2018, and the world premiere will be either early in the year at the exhibition in Detroit, or in the spring at the international motor show in Frankfurt.