The high-performance variant of the electric Q8 E-Tron SUV will arrive in Aussie dealerships in the second quarter of 2024
Called the SQ8 E-Tron, the large SUV has been priced at $173,600 before on-road costs for the wagon and $180,600 before on-road costs for the coupe-like Sportback variant.
The electric SQ8 steps things up a notch not just in price but in performance from its Q8 E-Tron sibling, starting $19,700 more expensive than a base Q8 E-Tron.
Powered by three electric motors – one on the front axle and two on the rear – the new SQ8 E-Tron produces 370kW/973Nm. For reference, that’s 70kW/309Nm more than a base dual-motor Q8 55 E-Tron.
The new electric SUV uses a huge 106kWh usable battery pack that will provide a claimed WLTP electric range of around 416km.
In typical Audi fashion, the SQ8 E-Tron will be well specced for the money, and includes as standard:
A Sensory package is available for the new electric SUV, which includes:
A 22kW AC charging package will also be available for SQ8 E-Tron customers.
The Audi SQ8 E-Tron will be fitted with the following safety features:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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