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Audi Q8 concept hints at future coupe SUV

Date: 22 December 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Audi has revealed a concept version of its forthcoming Q8 coupe SUV ahead of its debut at next month's Detroit motor show.

The Q8 SUV is expected to rival the likes of the BMW X6 SUV and Mercedes GLE Coupe, and will be based on the Q7 large SUV's framework.

According to Audi, the design of the Q8 concept apes that of the firm's legendary 1980s Ur-Quattro four-wheel drive performance car. The German company has claimed that the concept is a "near-production study" of the finished product that will launch next year.

"With the Audi Q8 concept, we have created a new spearhead within our Q model line. Its design strongly evokes sportiness and prestige," said Audi head of design, Marc Lichte. "What's more, we believe an important aspect of this showcar is that it offers a spacious interior with four equally comfortable seats, even with the flat roof line."

Read our review of the Audi Q7 here.