Audi distributor in Malaysia, PHS Automotive Malaysia (PHSAM) has launched a pair of efficiency electrical SUVs for the Malaysian market as we speak, the Audi SQ8 e-tron and the Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron, priced at RM519,990 and RM529,990 respectively, with out insurance coverage and duties courtesy of the incentives given to battery-electric automobiles bought in Malaysia.
The German SUV duo lay declare to being the primary tri-motor electrical automobiles bought in Malaysia, every that includes a dual-motor setup on the rear axle with every unit producing 138 kW (188 PS) every for 376 PS and 618 Nm, and a single entrance axle motor with an output of 157 kW (214 PS) and 355 Nm for a complete system output of 370 kW (503 PS) and 973 Nm, fed by a 114 kWh battery pack.
These now be part of the Q8 e-tron that was launched in Malaysia June final yr, which was additionally joined by the Sportback bodystyle at launch.
The powertrain configuration energy the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron every from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a high pace of 210 km/h. In decrease demand conditions, solely the rear motors drive the automobile extra of the time corresponding to in regular day by day situations. Every rear axle motor operates unbiased of the opposite, enabling exact torque output and vectoring.
For charging, the 114 kWh battery within the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron can obtain as much as 170 kW through DC charging, which is able to carry a 10-80% state of cost in simply 31 minutes. These fashions can also obtain AC charging through Sort 2 cable for dwelling or public charging, which brings a full cost between 9.1 hours to 11.3 hours, relying on the charging enter.
An onboard charger permits for AC charging at as much as 22 kW. For added comfort, the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron every have charging sockets on either side of the automobile. Power regeneration doesn’t use its disc brakes in 90% of deceleration conditions, as an alternative utilizing the drive motors to recuperate vitality.
From the 114 kWh battery pack, the SQ8 e-tron will get 458 km of vary, whereas the SQ8 Sportback e-tron goes barely additional with 471 km on a full cost, as a result of decrease drag coefficient of its bodystyle.
Inside, the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron get entrance seats in Valcona leather-based, which can be utilized to the higher elements of the dashboard and decrease cabin sections; trim inserts in carbon and aluminium carry distinction, and are complemented by the ambient lighting package deal and LED entrance lights.
Commonplace inside package additionally contains the Audi Digital Cockpit with head-up show, with two MMI contact shows and haptic buttons. Smartphone assist is supplied for iOS and Android units through the Audi MMI interface, and audio is courtesy of a 705-watt, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system.
Help techniques within the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron embody adaptive cruise management, lane departure warning, swerve help and switch help, and entrance and rear cross site visitors help, together with Park Help. Additionally included are youngster security package deal with ISOFIX youngster seat anchors and high tether, and a direct tyre stress monitoring system, plus entrance, facet and rear airbags.
In Malaysia, the Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron can be found in exterior paint colors of Magnet Grey, Extremely Blue, Chronos Grey, Mythos Black, Plasma Blue, Daytona Grey and Glacier White.
Each automobiles are lined by a two-year, limitless guarantee as customary; this may be optioned with the Audi Assurance Package deal (AAP) for RM13,000 that brings a five-year, limitless mileage guarantee, free scheduled upkeep for the primary three years, and complimentary roadside help for the primary 5 years.
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