Virat Kohli’s Newest Car Is An Audi Q8 Crossover

by Vivaan Khatri | 21/01/2020
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Audi Q8 was just launched at the starting price of Rs 1.33 Crore. Recently, Virat Kolhi was seen driving this car in Mumbai.

Virat Kohli established his name as a famous national cricket player. Besides his fame in the cricket field, the captain of the India cricket team is also well-known as a hardcore luxury car collector. Moreover, Kolhi is designated to be the brand ambassador of Audi, the world’s renown German car manufacturer. The captain has done a great job in promoting Audi cars. The captain of the national cricket team was frequently spotted driving his plush Audi cars. Recently, Kolhi was seen driving the latest Audi Q8 which is just launched on January 20 at the starting price of Rs 1.33 Crore ex-showroom.

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Virat Kolhi has added the latest Audi Q8 to its spectacular car collection

On attending the launch ceremony of the Audi Q8, Virat Kolhi has confirmed that his own Q8 is different from the vehicle displayed at the launch. As revealed the latest video, Virat Kolhi’s drove a Carrera White Q8 to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

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Offered at the starting price of Rs 1.61 crore, Audi Q8 was imported to India via the CBU route. The on-road price of the Audi Q8 in Mumbai where Virat Kohli keeps his car was Rs 1.61 crore. At this price range, the Audi Q8 is the flagship SUV of the German car manufacturer offered in our market. Positioned above the Q7, the Q8 is rivalling against the likes of Range Rover Sport, BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

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Audi Q8 is the only luxury SUV in its space to get seven-seater

The India-spec Audi Q8 is on sale with one engine option: a 3 litre 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates a top power of 340 Bhp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. The power was delivered to the four wheels through an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Despite the massive weight of over 2.1 tons, the Q8 can ensure a quite impressive performance with a top speed of 250 Kmph. It can propel from idle to 100 kmph in 5.9 seconds.

On the inside, the Audi Q8 can accommodate at best seven occupants, making it a unique offering in the segment where most cars can only hold up to five seaters. The seven seating layout might help the Audi Q8 to win over other competitors.

Audi has started the delivery of this car to some customers. Given that the Virat Kolhi received the car even before the official delivery, it is likely that his Q8 was a gift from the brand since he was the brand ambassador. It was a common practice for car brands to send their expensive cars to the brand ambassador as a part of the endorsement contract. Since starting the endorsement for Audi Q8, Virat Kohli has added several Audi cars to his garage. One among them is the R8 LMX which is the fastest car produced by the German car brand. Previously, Virat Kohli has sold the Audi A8. Following the Audi Q8, the new-gen Audi A8 is about to be launched in our market soon.

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