The front end of the Audi Q8 Concept has been teased during an interview with the brand's chief designer.
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In an interview and photoshoot with German website Welt, Marc Lichte, Audi's chief of design, pulled the covers back to reveal some of the Q8 Concept's front-end design.

As we've already seen in two teaser sketches, the Q8 Concept will sport a bold interpretation of the brand's single-frame grille, which features strong vertical slats and is given prominence by its raised grey surroundings.

The grille is flanked by narrow headlights, and is underscored by an aggressive front spoiler and faux air intakes.

Design Sketch

In the interview, Lichte admits that models developed under his predecessor, Wolfgang Egger, "lacked the necessary differentiation", both from each other and the cars that they were replacing.

With last models developed under Egger's watch, the A4, A5 and Q5, now launched, Lichte promises that from now on "every new Audi model has its own character and expresses it in its formal language - both in the exterior and in the interior".

The Audi Q8 Concept will make its debut at the Detroit motor show that takes place in early January. The concept car is said to be closely related to the production car, which will be positioned as a sportier, more expensive, and probably larger accompaniment to the Q7.