Despite being one of Europe’s most strident champions of diesel technology, the marque is not lagging behind in the age of electromobility. The new Q8 e-range, comprising the SUV and Sportback variants, is now open for booking.
Setting new standards in the electric luxury SUV segment, the Q8 e-tron and Sportback impress with their optimised drive concept, improved aerodynamics, higher charging performance and battery capacity of 114kWh, as well as increased range of up to 600km.
Other key highlights include the all-new single-frame projector lighting, new digital matrix LED headlights and — a world first for an EV — virtual exterior mirrors.
The announcement of this top-of-the-line SUV was also joined by the Malaysian preview of two other technical works of art that combine emotive design and revolutionary technology.
The e-tron GT Quattro and RS e-tron GT offer excellent everyday usability and long-distance capability of up to 501km. In case you are wondering, the RS e-tron GT achieves a century run in just 3.3 seconds.
Malaysia will be among the first countries in Asia to receive the new Q8 e-tron, following the release of 2023’s first production units to the market.
For a limited time, the RS e-tron GT can be previewed at Audi’s showrooms in Glenmarie and Setia Alam in Shah Alam, Selangor, Juru, Penang, as well as at a showcase in 1Utama shopping centre, Selangor from Feb 22 to 26. Bookings can be made here.
This article first appeared on Feb 20, 2023 in The Edge Malaysia.