We've been waiting for what feels like forever for Audi to deliver an all-new, unique looking vehicle. Although we were told that the Marc Lichte era of Audi vehicles were on their way, we were quite disappointed when all-new Audis looked like yesterday's car.

That all changes today.

Audi Q8

That's because the all-new Q8 has been fully revealed and it takes the brand in an entirely new direction. Just look at it's "face." With a side profile and hind quarters that have some original quattro design cues, it reminds me, largely, of a discount Urus that's not as brash or harsh looking.

On the inside, the interior is reminiscent of the latest we've seen from Audi with the all-new A8 and A6. I don't think there's much new to see there.

According to the press release, the EU market will launch this vehicle in Q3 2018 with one gasoline-powered six-cylinder good for 335 horsepower and two diesel alternatives we're sure won't be coming to the States. Perhaps we'll see an alternative e-Tron variant?

All that said, we're curious: Is THIS the Audi we've been waiting for?

Audi Q8

Audi's press release follows:

  • Expressive design with new Singleframe and features from the original Audi quattro
  • Generous, elegant interior, touch operating concept and high-tech navigation
  • All-wheel steering and quattro drive for agile handling and best traction

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. The Audi Q8 launches on the European market in the third quarter of 2018.

OFFICIAL: The All-new Audi Q8 Has Arrived With A BOLD Look — Is THIS The Audi We've Been Waiting For?

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