At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 in Detroit, AUDI is set to debut its ‘Q8′ concept which will unlock a new segment for the full size category. Although seen as a study car that explores a totally new market, the ‘Q8′ offers a glimpse into what the production model would look like. In doing so, the creation fuses the emotional styling that is commonly seen on a coupé with the spaciousness offered by an SUV.
At the front end of the AUDI ‘Q8′ concept, the study vehicle appears imposing with an octagonal single frame that is considerably wider than those seen in the brand’s current production models. It is positioned well forward, with three-dimensional sculpting that accentuates lines running up the front and along the body. Many styling elements of the car concept are reminiscent of the German manufacturer’s ‘Audi quattro’ of the 1980s. As part of this, they feature the extremely flat but very wide C-post, and the prominent, flared shoulders above the wheels. Overall, with these balanced proportions, the ‘Q8′ displays an equal emphasis to the front and rear wheels, which is a typical notion for AUDI.