Latest Audi SQ7 and SQ8 SUVs are heading to US

By RELAXNEWS | 15 January 2020


INGOLSTADT: Audi announced on Monday that the 500hp SQ7 and SQ8 high-performance SUVs, previously sold only in Europe, are slated to hit the US market this year.

The SQ8 will find its place in Audi's US vehicle portfolio between the flagship Q8 and the RS Q8, whereas the SQ7 will top the variant range of the Q7 SUV.

Despite the difference in model types, both are equipped with a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that can deliver up to 500hp and 773Nm of torque. Complemented by an eight-speed transmission and four-wheel-drive, this powertrain can push the vehicles from a standstill to 100kph in 4.3 seconds. Top speed measures in at 250kph.



Each comes as standard with all-wheel steering which allows the "rear wheels in the opposite direction of the front wheels to aid low-speed maneuverability and handling."

This, along with electromechanical active roll stabilisation, gives the models heightened stability no matter the terrain on which they're cruising.

To ensure driver comfort, the two models are equipped with sport seats with heating and ventilation finished in an S-exclusive cross-stitched leather.

The 2020 SQ7 and SQ8 will hit US showrooms in late spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

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