Audi has revealed its new Q7, which features an upgraded appearance and host of clever updates. Just like an Audi Q7 should be, it is athletic, timeless and unique and enhanced with a sporty appearance.
Since the second-generation Q7 introduction in 2015, this is its first significant modernisation since then. Audi’s engineers have increased its width and height, giving it an even more masculine look and more presence. This adjustment also results in a slightly more spacious cabin environment.
Styling updates mimic Q8, with the Audi Q7 now featuring the brand’s signature octagonal grille. This adds to its timeless and athletic appearance. The grille is flanked by redesigned LED headlights – featuring Audi’s optional laser light technology.
At the back the new Audi Q7 features a similar chrome styling strip which connects the taillights. This design element was first seen on the new A6 and A8, where its purpose is to disguise the bulkiness of a large rear boot or tailgate section.
The interior of the Q7 continues to be adaptable. Customers have a choice of five- or seven-seats, with the standard being a five-seater. On request, two electrically folding individual seats can be added in the third row making the Audi Q7 a seven-seater. Customers have the option of those pews being ventilated, with additional heating and massaging functions too. Luggage capacity on the five-seater Q7 ranks at an impressive 865-litres.
Cabin digitisation has been improved with Audi’s latest dual-touchscreen technology, which reacts to both touch and voice commands. Media streaming sound quality promises to be excellent too, with a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system specifically tailored for the Q7’s interior acoustics.
Audi has not confirmed engine output details for this new Q7, but we do know that it will feature a range of 3-litre V6s, fuelled by either petrol or diesel. All these engine options will be augmented by Audi’s latest 48-volt mild-hybridization technology, which allows for energy harvesting.
The New Audi Q7 To Have Improved Stabilisation
Mechanically the Q7 has added some impressive dynamic and convenience driving technologies. Audi’s large luxury SUV shares its platform with Bentley’s distinguished Bentayga, which allows incorporation of the British vehicle’s electromechanical roll stabilisation.
Electric motors are informed of any sudden change in the Q7’s lean angle and then react by compressing the anti-roll bars, keeping the big SUV level during high-speed cornering or emergency braking.
Easier To Park
For those who find a vehicle of Q7’s size intimidating to park or drive around narrow streets, there is now an optional four-wheel steering system. With its ability to turn the rear wheels in an opposing angle to the fronts, this allows Q7 to require much less distance when turning.
The improved Q7 is scheduled to begin its distribution to right-hand drive markets by the third quarter of this year.