British magazine CAR says the Q8 has already been shown to select Audi customers at clinics around the world and received great reviews. Response has been so good, that the automakers believes it can sell as many as 25,000 a year.
The Q8 will be built on a modular platform called the MLB, which will underpin both the upcoming replacement for the Q7 and the next Cayenne and Toureg. Thanks to liberal use of aluminum, the Q8 could be lighter by as much as 300 kg (661 lbs) than the current Q7.
However, even those lucky enough to have seen the Q8 at a clinic will have to wait until 2017 before they can buy it.