German luxury carmaker Audi has revealed the mid-cycle update of the Q7 SUV. The updated Q7 will be showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September followed by the SUV’s global sale later in 2019-20. The new updated model gets new styling and updated features.
The Audi Q7 uses the same platform and keeps the same wheelbase but is longer by 11mm and now measures at 5,063mm in length. In terms of styling, the Audi Q7 is likely to get a new grille with six widely spaced vertically aligned chrome elements along with a chrome bezel. The headlights appear to have LED lights and the SUV gets large air intakes with a refreshed bumper. The rear of the car gets LED tail lights with a chrome strip running between the lights. On the interiors, the Audi Q7 will get a twin touchscreen multimedia infotainment system with a 10.1-inch main screen. The instrument console comes with the Audi Virtual Cockpit System as standard and an optional Heads Up Display.
In the engine department, the Audi Q7 is likely to be available with a choice of two diesel engine with a displacement of 3.0-litres producing 231.2 HP and 286 HP of power. A 3.0-litre petrol engine with 339.6 HP of output is also expected to power the Audi Q7. All three engines come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The mild-hybrid electrical system allows coasting for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off. The Audi Q7 will also get a plug-in hybrid petrol version in the near future, specifics of the PHEV are not available at the moment.
The new Q7 is likely to be available with optional electromechanical active roll stabilisation and all-wheel steering for improved handling and the SUV will be available with standard steel spring or optional air suspension.
The Q7 is expected to come to the Indian shores in 2020.