Until more recently, I was aware that there were just four dimensions - length, width, depth and time. On reading up further about it, I realised our natural reality comprises of seven dimensions. But, there’s the eighth dimension as well, representing that which is higher than nature and Audi seems to bring the same to India tomorrow.

Erm….not exactly, but the German carmaker is surely bringing what their perception of the eighth dimension looks like. And boy, does it look good! January 15th marks the launch of Audi’s flagship SUV - the Q8 in India.

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The launch of the muscular-yet-elegant looking SUV will see the carmaker collaborate with eight Indian artists. Each one tries a hand at perceiving their idea of the SUV, the eighth dimension and their respective field of art. While one-half of the artists share their insight via beautiful analogue paintings, the other half can be seen portraying the same, digitally.

As for the SUV, the Q8 crowns the carmaker’s Q segment globally. Even though the car is a looker, the company claims customisation will be available in abundance. Moreover, the claims render the odds of finding two similar-looking Q8s on Indian roads to be high. Speaking of roads, the edgy design of the Q8 commands street presence and if that doesn’t do it for you, the wheels certainly will. Although 21-inches are offered as standard, humongous 22-inch wheel size is optional.

If reports are accurate, the flagship SUV will be offered with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine as the sole engine option. Christened as the 55 TFSI-spec, the V6 engine is capable of pulling this over-2-tonne vehicle from a standstill to 100kph in less than 6 seconds.

Tomorrow’s launch will clear the air on the remaining details for the Q8, along with the price. While the introductory price tag is expected to hover the INR 1.5 crore mark, multiple personalisation options can raise that up significantly.

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