The current-generation Audi Q7 has been around since early 2015, and more recently it’s had to put up with a brand new BMW X5, a brand new Mercedes GLE, an all-new Cayenne and even a new VW Touareg.
In order to not have it fall too far behind, Audi gave its large people hauler an extensive makeover, both inside and out, helping it better align itself with the rest of Ingolstadt’s crossover range, while also increasing its competitiveness level as far as its rivals are concerned.
In terms of looks, it’s obvious that the Q7 is now a more modern product, boasting new headlights and taillights, plus a new and arguably more sporty grille design, featuring vertical lines instead of horizontal ones.
Whole new interior
We actually doubted that Audi would go as far as to swap the Q7’s old dashboard with the one from the Q8 but alas, they’ve gone and done it and it’s definitely a major improvement.
The SUV now boasts Audi’s latest MMI infotainment tech, with a pair of large touchscreen displays in the middle, joined by the Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster. Meanwhile, you can get a Head-up display too, if you’re willing to spend a little extra.
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The car being analyzed here by Autogefuhl is a sporty S Line model, full of optional extras such as HD Matrix Laser headlights, soft-close doors, the works. However, following this facelift, the Q7 is better equipped than ever before even as a base-spec model, which should thrill potential customers on both sides of the Atlantic.
As for its engine range, Audi will offer a choice of two 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines (228 HP and 282 HP), a 335 HP TFSI gasoline unit and a plug-in hybrid. All engines will be paired up with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and all-wheel drive.