Audi Q8 (Audi)

Feb 27, 2019

On February 26, Rightware and HERE Technologies announce the availability of Kanzi Maps, the new map renderer from Rightware, with fresh mapping data from HERE for evaluation and development by joint customers. The solution is available as a Kanzi Maps pre-release from Rightware and under a HERE Open Location Platform (OLP) evaluation license from HERE.
 Kanzi Maps integrates directly into the Kanzi UI development toolchain, enabling future autonomous driving use cases by fusing map, sensor, ADAS, and other data, while remaining true to the OEM’s visual brand identity.
Early results of the collaboration between Rightware and HERE were seen at Google I/O in 2017, where Audi demonstrated its Q8 sport concept, with Kanzi visualizing maps streamed from HERE OLP in the instrument cluster. 

HERE press release

Feb 19, 2019

On February 18, Audi informed that it is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8, by adding two V6 engine versions. Beginning now, customers can also order the Q family’s top model with a powerful 3.0 TFSI and an additional variant of the 3.0 TDI.
The new Audi Q8 55 TFSI is equipped with a six-cylinder spark-ignition engine with three liters of engine displacement and direct injection that produces 250 kW (340 metric hp). It develops a maximum torque of 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft). Thanks to the turbocharged gasoline engine, the Audi Q8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds.
The second new engine is an additional version of the three-liter diesel. It provides 170 kW (231 metric hp) of power and also develops ample torque of 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft). From a standing start, the Audi Q8 45 TDI accelerates to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.1 seconds.
An eight-speed tiptronic and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive also take care of power transfer in the new engine versions.
The suspension with damper control, the top infotainment system MMI Navigation plus, and the Audi virtual cockpit are part of the standard equipment.

Audi Press Release

Feb 14, 2019

As announced on February 1, FAW VW Audi achieved a 5.3% y/y sales increase by selling 63,888 vehicles in January. Sales of models produced in China reached 58,388 units for a 3.9% y/y increase, and sales of imported models totaled 5,500 units for a 22.5% y/y increase.
Combined sales of the all-new Audi A6L sedan, which launched on January 15, and the last-generation A6L, totaled 12,341 units. 16,668 Audi A4L units were sold for a 21.3% y/y increase, and 10,858 all-new Audi Q5L SUVs were sold.
Sales of the all-new Audi A5 totaled 1,354 units for an 18% y/y increase. Sales of the Audi Q7 reached 1,721 units for a 26.3% y/y increase. 1,153 Audi A8L units were sold for a 135.3% y/y increase.
In 2019, FAW VW Audi will launch 18 key models including the all-new Audi A6L, all-new Audi Q3, Audi Q8, and Audi e-tron.
From an FAW VW Audi press release

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