It was presumed that Audi was bringing an all new SUV to the market after it revealed the Q8 concept at the Detroit Motor Show in 2017. While unveiling, the company had explained that the production version of the Q8 will be coming to the market in 2018. Now, at its annual press conference held in March 2018, Peter Mertens, Head Of Research and Development, Audi confirmed that the production version of the Q8 will be making its global premiere in Shanghai, China, in June 2018.
In January 2018, the new Audi Q8 was spotted testing in India ahead of its anticipated debut in the country in the second half of the year. At the Audi Annual Conference, the company confirmed its plans to unveil the new Q8 at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform, the Audi Q8 is a 5-seat, coupe-SUV and will offer additional features over the Q7 sibling. It is set to rival against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the BMW X6 and the Range Rover Velar in the Indian market.