2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron price and specs: Updated electric SUV now $8000 dearer

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Audi’s flagship performance electric SUV has a new name and a higher price tag for 2024, ahead of SQ8 E-Tron deliveries beginning before the second half of next year.


  • 2024 Audi SQ8 pricing and specifications
  • E-Tron S renamed, mild styling revision
  • Larger battery provides driving range increase
  • Priced from $173,600 plus on-road costs

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2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron

The 2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron – the successor to the E-Tron S – has been priced for Australia, due to arrive in local showrooms between April and June 2024 at a $8000 premium over its predecessor.

Adopting Audi’s new electric SUV nomenclature, the SQ8 E-Tron replaces the previous-generation E-Tron S, though the new model is still available in both a traditional ‘wagon’ and coupe-like ‘Sportback’ body styles.

Priced from $173,600 and $180,600 plus on-road costs respectively, the Audi SQ8 E-Tron and SQ8 Sportback E-Tron are $8025 more expensive than their predecessors, owing to a longer claimed driving range for the SUV.

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2024 Audi SQ8 Sportback E-Tron

Where the Audi E-Tron S used an 86kWh lithium-ion battery to power its three electric motors, the SQ8 E-Tron is fitted with a 106kWh nickel-cobalt-aluminium battery.

As such, Audi’s driving range claims have risen to 494km and 513km for the SQ8 wagon and Sportback (up from 374km and 379km), while the new battery is also capable of being charged at up to 170kW (up from 150kW).

Another factor behind the increased driving range is a more aerodynamic exterior, with minor changes contributing to a slightly lower drag coefficient.

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Overseas model shown

The Audi SQ8 E-Tron’s power comes from an unchanged tri-motor layout – with one electric motor connected to each rear wheel, and one powering the front axle – which produce up to 370kW and 973Nm.

Inside, the E-Tron S’s 12.3-inch digital dash, 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8.6-inch touchscreen for air-conditioning controls carry over to the SQ8 E-Tron, complemented by Valcona leather, a 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system and four-zone climate control.

The 2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron is due in Australian showrooms throughout the second quarter of 2024 (April to June inclusive).

2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron Australian pricing

  • SQ8 E-Tron – $173,600 (up $8025)
  • SQ8 Sportback E-Tron – $180,600 (up $8025)

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron standard features:

  • 22-inch ‘Audi Sport’ alloy wheels
  • Adaptive sport air suspension
  • Red brake calipers
  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators
  • S exterior styling package with silver accents
  • Valcona leather upholstery
  • Electric front sports seats with diamond stitching, S logo embossing and driver’s seat memory
  • Electronically-adjustable sport leather steering wheel with regeneration paddles
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Brushed matte aluminium inlays
  • 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless/wired Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, satellite navigation and digital radio
  • 8.6-inch secondary infotainment display
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with S-specific view
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Head-up display
  • Bang and Olufsen sound system
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Colour ambient interior lighting
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Heated, folding and auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic-jam assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera
  • Safe exit warning system
  • Intersection crossing assist

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