Audi entered this ever-growing SUV segment in 2005, when all-new Q7 was released. It was the first car of this type from Audi. After almost a decade of production and only one facelift (in 2009), it is about time to see second generation of it. New model was unveiled at the 2015 International Auto Show. Serial model will come soon, as 2016 Audi Q7. It will features plenty of novelties such as new platform, completely new exterior and interior look, new engines, hybrid powertrain etc.
2016 Audi Q7 exterior design
This model comes completely redesigned. The 2016 Audi Q7 comes with plenty of significant changes, compared to its predecessor. It will ride on company’s new, versatile Volkswagen Group MLB 2 platform, which will provide massive improvements in all aspects of drive. When it is about exterior look, new model won’t come with some radical changes, but it will be significantly refined. It will follow company’s new design language, which feature much sharper body lines and more squared surfaces front to rear. It come with company’s new, recognizable front fascia, while rear end features reshaped, narrower taillights and trapezoidal exhaust pipes.
2016 Audi Q7 interior design
The 2016 Audi Q7 comes with completely redesigned cabin. Compared to previous model, there is more space inside. There is not only more head and legroom, but also more cargo space. Seven-seat model features 10.4 to 27.2 cubic feet, while five-seat version has 31.4 to 73.3 cubic feet of storage. When it is about styling, new model look extremely stylish and features hi-quality materials. It is also worth to mention that 2016 Q7 comes with plenty of new safety and drive-assist features. Some of them like Predictive Efficiency Assistance or Turning Assistant are for the first time seen in car industry. There are also some features that are for the first time installed on some Audi model, such as Avoidance Assistant, Multicollision brake Assist etc.
2016 Audi Q7 under the hood
The 2016 Audi Q7 comes with plenty of novelties when it is about engines. There are two familiar V6 units. One is 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine with 333 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque, while the other is 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine with 272 hp and 442 lb-ft of max torque. New model will also come with four-cylinder engine. It is a 2.0 liter TFSI engine with 252 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. New model will also come in plug-in hybrid variant. It will be powered by the same diesel engine and 94-kW electric motor. Total output will be somewhere around 373 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This model is expected to come in a year or two. The 2016 Audi Q7 will also come with new 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.