Audi has launched a new base variant of the Q8 called the Celebration. It is priced at Rs. 98.98 lakh (ex-showroom). has been introduced just before the 2020 festive season begins and will be sold alongside the Q8 Technology trim that launched in January 2020.
The Q8 Celebration costs Rs 33 lakh less than the Technology variant. Dealer sources have confirmed that deliveries for the new trim will begin in November 2020.
Despite the Rs 33 lakh difference, the entry-level Q8 gets premium features like Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, Audi’s latest dual-touchscreen control system, a 10.1-inch screen for infotainment and navigation and an 8.1-inch screen for the HVAC systems, the ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, a 10-speaker Audi sound system, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, assisted driving systems along with park assist, eight airbags, and more.
While this new variant gets the same 11 exterior colour and four interior theme options as the Q8 Technology, the Celebration trim does not get any customisation options. The extensive list of personalisation options on the Q8 Technology should still draw buyers who want exclusivity.
The Q8 is powered by a 3.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 335 BHP and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi claims that the Q8 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.