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2021 Audi SQ8 Uses STEALTH to Preserve a Need for Speed


The 2021 Audi SQ8 puts the sport in Sports Utility Vehicle with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and a luxury interior loaded with legroom for the whole family. According to Car and Driver, the Audi SQ8 was designed to compete against other high-horsepower SUVs from Germany like the Porsche Cayenne and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE-class.


The Audi SQ8's party trick to effectively using all of its 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque is its Quattro all-wheel-drive – a standard feature. This rally championship winning all-wheel-drive system is matched with an eight-speed transmission and can make the carpool lane feel like the Autobahn as it accelerates from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds.




Audi has a reputation for combining hair-standing performance with a sophisticated modesty. They are refined luxury vehicles with enough power under the hood to make a clear and definitive statement if needed. It's no wonder the owner of this particular 2021 Audi SQ8 opted for a full wrap in our STEALTH ™ paint protection film.


STEALTH PAINT PROTECTION FILM is designed to leave gloss exterior paint surfaces with a satin-like matte finish. STEALTH ppf can also match most factory matte paint jobs and provides the same industry-leading paint protection as ULTIMATE PLUS ™ ppf. This signature paint protection film can give gloss finish exterior paint a zero-maintenance matte finish look.


After application, STEALTH lives up to its name by being virtually invisible while eliminating faint scratches and swirl marks when exposed to sunlight, thanks to its self-healing properties. STEALTH also provides XPEL's industry-leading paint protection against rock chips, parking lot scratches, and environmental containments found in insects and bird droppings.




As with any modern luxury vehicle with an MSRP that borders on six figures, the 2021 Audi SQ8 interior is a tranquil place to sit. For 2021, Audi gave the base model SQ8 more interior features as standard. The SQ8 dashboard houses a dual-touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard. Audi went full digital when it came to the center console layout, with buttons and toggles becoming rare in favor of touchscreen controls.


As modern vehicle interiors continue to favor screens over buttons, one tends to think about the cleanliness of it all. Most of us have read the popular statistic of cellphones being dirtier than a toilet seat and try to combat it with disinfectant wipes, but what about the screens in our cars?


XPEL offers RX ™ ANTIMICROBIAL FILM that uses a fungistatic agent and zinc pyrithione properties to create a protective film that deters microorganisms from growing on surfaces while increasing their resistance to impacts. RX Antimicrobial Filmis designed with high-touch surface areas like your vehicle interiors in mind. It keeps surfaces cleaner, longer.




Inside the 2021 Audi SQ8, the interior is dressed in black color accents throughout the cabin and diamond-stitched seats, as standard, with available carbon-fiber trim packages and contrasting stitching color options. On the subject of vehicle materials, ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection film can also be used to preserve exposed carbon fiber components like rear diffusers, wings, and front spoilers from the open road's wear and tear.



Standard safety features for the 2021 Audi SQ8 include a forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear-cross-traffic alerts that warns the driver of objects that suddenly cross the vehicle's path while reserving out. Adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving mode is also available on the 2021 Audi SQ8.


The 2021 Audi SQ8 is a premium luxury SUV that offers Autobahn performance in a sleek, modern, confident design. This vehicle has nothing to prove because it already knows what it's about—no need for flashy bright colors or bellowing exhaust. The owner wanted to protect their new high-performance SUV in STEALTH paint protection film and give its gloss white paint a paler shade of attitude.


Use our Find an Installer Locator Tool to find the nearest certified XPEL installation center near you and get a quote on any of our Ultimate paint protection film, window tint, and ceramic coating services.


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