Rendering – SRK envisions the Audi A8 facelift
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Audi A8 may be the most understated business saloon but the conservative design approach doesn’t make it any less of a luxury barge.
The current version of the flagship saloon from the four ringed marque has been here since 2010. The BMW 7 Series has received its Life Cycle Impulse and the all new Mercedes S Class is in the horizon. The time is apt for the Audi A8 to step up its game with a facelift.
What you see here are our in-house rendering expert Shoeb’s take on the new Audi A8. As you notice, there are no immediately noticeable changes to the front fascia. The traditional Audi grill may become a tad smaller as the rendering points out and the chin of the bumper could do with a bit more of detailing.
The LED lights would continue to give the car a touch of elegance mixed with a few ounces of sportiness. As with most of the facelifts, the fog lamps and the enclosures are likely to have a makeover. The silhouette of the saloon will remain intact.
Coming to the rear, a chrome strip running between the taillights could liven up things. The bumper is expected to be slightly reprofiled and the rest would continue the same.
Being a facelift, we expect the current crop of powertrains to be retained. The Audi A8 facelift is expected to debut next year as a 2015 model.