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Posted on November 05th, 2018

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Audi Kuwait Unveils the All-New Audi Q8

Kuwait, November 5, 2018 – Audi Kuwait, represented by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company has launched and unveiled the new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8.

The Audi Q8 combines the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the practical versatility of a large SUV. Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, it is a confident companion for business and leisure.

During the launch event, Mr. Tarek alShafie, Dealer Principal and General Manager of Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive, said “We are extremely excited to reveal the latest model from Audi, as the Q8 is the first SUV coupé to be introduced to the Audi Q range. It features innovative technology and design with a strong emphasis on impeccable quality and engineering excellence. The vehicle combines the versatility of an SUV with the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé, as it is highly-equipped with technology and luxury features, whilst also offering capable off-road performance. The Q8 is an iconic car that brings together the best of Audi’s design philosophies, whilst perfectly balancing the expectations and needs of a large group of customers in Kuwait.”

The Audi Q8 exudes sporty dynamics and upscale prestige, providing a wider, shorter and lower design. It offers a spacious interior that beats of its direct competitors in most relevant dimensions, including interior length and headroom.

The Audi Q8 is the new face of the Q family, featuring a strong contours and athletically tight surfaces that convey a feeling of power, sophistication and the special dynamics of the permanent all-wheel drive. Standard LED headlights illuminate the road, with HD Matrix LED technology available as an option, as well as the three-dimensional signature of the daytime running lights and taillights that activate with a digital character.

The Audi Q8 is characterized by a sporty driving experience, composed of its 55 TFSI 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine that produces 340 HP, in addition to its mechanical differential that transfers the majority of power to the axle with the better traction. The Q8 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. Additionally, the vehicle’s ground clearance, short overhangs and hill descent control means that the vehicle can keep going even after the pavement ends. The suspension with damper control is standard, whilst the adaptive air suspension with controlled damping is optional, available with either comfort or sport setup, which adjusts the ride height depending on the driving situation and driver selection.

Besides the standard progressive steering, Audi also offers the option of all-wheel steering. It can turn the rear wheels counter to the direction of the turn at low speeds to increase agility and at higher speeds in the direction of the turn for better stability. All drive systems are particularly efficient due to the new mild hybrid technology (MHEV), which enables a fuel consumption reduction in real-world operation of up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Within the interior, the central control element is the top MMI touch response display with all of its elements referring logically to one another. Options available in the interior include customized contour seats with massage function and ventilation, four-zone automatic air conditioning and the air quality package.

With the MMI touch response operating concept of the new Audi Q8, nearly every function can be accessed via two large displays. The upper 10.1-inch display is used for controlling the infotainment and the navigation system. The driver uses the 8.6-inch display below that for heating and air conditioning, convenience functions and text input. The instruments are shown in the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with its high-resolution 12.3-inch display, which can be switched between two views via the multifunction steering wheel.

The Audi Q8, as well as the entire range of Audi and Audi Sport models, are on display and are available for test-drives at the Audi Kuwait showroom, located in Shuwaikh Industrial Area – Pepsi Cola Street. Working hours are from Saturday through Thursday in two shifts starting from 9:00am to 1:00pm and from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.