First introduced in 2005, Audi’s popular crossover – the Q7 – recently entered its second generation and is already on sale in some markets. India is the next market that will receive the second-generation model of the Audi Q7 as the company has announced to roll out the car at an event in Delhi on December 10.
Just like the outgoing model, the new Audi Q7 too will e assembled at the company’s Aurangabad facility. Though initially, it will be brought as a completely built up (CBD) unit from Audi Solvakia plant. While the overall shape of the car may look similar to the current model, the new-gen version has certainly gone sharper than before with smaller dimensions, all-new grille, prominent creases around the body, Matrix LED head-lamps, all-new bumpers and newly designed LED tail-lamps. The vehicle’s cabin has also received minor changes with revised dashboard, new infotainment display, a new gear lever and an all-new centre console.
While the design changes are quite minimal, the new Audi Q7 gets a more fuel-efficient engine and a lighter platform. The new version is claimed to be 325kg lighter than the old model, thanks to the updated MLB architecture. This has helped the vehicle become 26 per cent more fuel efficient than earlier.
Powering the India-bound new Audi Q7 will the slightly revised 3.0-litre, V6 diesel engine that is good for 272bhp and 600Nm. Transmitting power to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system will be an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
New Audi Q7 key features
– Matrix LED headlamps
– Single-piece grille
– All-new bumpers
– Rectangular LED tail-lamps
– Revised dashboard
– New infotainment system with new display
– Air suspension
– Four-zone climate control
– New gear lever