Simply offering a robust lineup of SUVs isn’t enough for car brands these days. With so many crossovers on America’s roadways, luxury buyers are desperate for different. The answer, it would seem, is the hybridization of coupe design language and traditional SUV style. Slant-roofed utility vehicles are nothing new – BMW’s X6 has been on sale since 2008 – but only recently has the niche exploded with competitors, including the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and upcoming coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne. With the introduction of the Q8, Audi is hoping to pick up style-conscious consumers who may not need the Q7’s third-row seat or additional cargo space.
Unlike its competitors, Audi isn’t keen to call the Q8 a coupe, instead referring to the model as a “sporty SUV.” However it’s marketed, the 2019 Audi Q8 is a bold design backed up by cutting edge technology. Read on for our complete thoughts on Audi’s new flagship.