04 Jan 2021: 2022 Audi A8 (facelift) spotted testing, key design details revealed
German automaker Audi will launch the facelifted version of its A8 sedan sometime in 2022.
In the latest development, two test mules of the car have been spied testing on the roads, revealing its key design highlights.
As per the images, it will have a sloping roofline, a blacked-out grille with the company's logo, and sleek headlights among other updates.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2022 Audi A8: At a glance
The 2022 Audi A8 will have a sporty design, featuring a sloping roofline, a refreshed grille with a new pattern, a muscular bonnet, and sleek matrix LED headlights with DRLs that will double up as turn signals.
The car will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, designer alloy wheels, and chrome garnish around the windows. A single, full-width taillight will grace the rear section.
Fact: Power and performance
Powertrain details of the Audi A8 (facelift) are unknown as of now. For reference, in India, the current-generation model is powered by a BS6-compliant 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine that makes 335hp/500Nm. The mill comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox for handling transmission duties.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
No details regarding the interiors of the facelifted Audi A8 are currently available. However, it should offer a luxurious cabin with electrically-adjustable leather seats, auto climate control, ambient lighting, and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
The sedan should also house a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for the latest connectivity features. For safety, multiple airbags and a 360-degree-view camera will be available.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The pricing and availability details of the Audi A8 (facelift) sedan will be revealed at the time of launch in 2022. As for the pocket-pinch, it should carry a slight premium over the current-generation model, which is priced at Rs. 1.56 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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