The new Audi Q8 crossover has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe.
While this latest prototype seems to be wearing the same exterior and camouflage combination as the car spotted on the Nurburgring in May, the car’s interior now seems to be close to production specification.
Unlike the earlier prototype, this latest Q8 has an interior design that’s a lot closer to the one used in the new A8 sedan. There are two touchscreens in the centre of the dashboard: one for the infotainment and navigation system, and the other primarily climate control functions.
There are plenty of metallic highlights and glossy surfaces, while physical buttons have been kept to a minimum.
The rear and side of the new crossover were photographed almost completely undisguised in August. Based on that smartphone photo, the production Q8 seems to be very closely related to the concept cars.
Under the skin, the Q8 will use the MLB Evo architecture for front- and all-wheel drive vehicles employing longitudinal engines. The new crossover will be closely related to the already released Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, and Porsche Cayenne.
Power for the Q8 range is expected to come from turbocharged V6 and V8 engines, with the SQ7’s 320kW/900Nm powertrain featuring a V8 powered by two turbos and an electric compressor likely topping the range.