Once Audi officially unveiled its Q7 in 2005, it finally joined ever-growing SUV market. The first Q7 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005 while the first generation of this excellent SUV arrived in the U.S. in 2007. Since then, the vehicle has undergone many changes and improvements in terms of engine, exterior, and interior. The company now prepares a lot of updates and improvements for the 2016 model year but the greatest surprise arrives in the form of a brand-new engine option, a plug-in hybrid. Almost nine years have passed since Audi unveiled a concept and it now seems that Germans are finally ready to turn the concept into reality. More details about the 2016 Audi Q7 are available in the article below. Enjoy!
2016 Audi Q7 Exterior
When we first saw a picture of the new 2016 Audi Q7, we concluded that Germans can do much more than just nips and tucks when it comes to redesign. The new Audi Q7 looks much more appealing and attractive because it boasts sharper lines and more refined design in general. Of course, the vehicle boasts most of the trademark styling cues of the company such as excellently designed, single frame grille, headlights, and massive bumper intakes. The only thing that reveals that the Q7 is a new model is that its grille connects to the headlights creating a unique design for the vehicle. Changes around the back of the vehicle are not very noticeable.
Almost the same tailgate as the one of the previous generations is present along with almost identical bumper. The newcomer boasts newly designed, narrower taillights, though. There are also trapezoidal exhaust pipes. It is important to mention that the newcomer is 1.5-inch shorter and 0.6-inch narrower than the vehicle it replaces. The height of the vehicle remained virtually untouched. The newcomer is also lighter than the outgoing model which leaves enough space for the company to improve the performance of it.
Audi Q7 2016 Interior
Even though the vehicle has lost weight and it is shorter and narrower, its cabin will be more spacious than the cabin of the outgoing model. It offers more headroom and legroom space. as for the design, the cabin looks much different than the cabin of the current model.
You won’t see the bulky center console anymore. You will also see a new three-spoke steering wheel and instrument cluster now being digital. As always, the cabin of the newcomer is packed with top-notch and finest materials like Cricket leather, Valcona leather, and Alcantara.
2016 Audi Q7 Engine
The engine lineup of the 2016 Audi Q7 will consist of three excellent powerplants. Two additional engines will join the lineup at a later date. As for the gasoline lineup, there will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
There will also be the familiar 3.0-liter TDI engine. The greatest news is that a plug-in hybrid will be offered as well. The combo will consist of the 3.0-liter TDI and a 94 kW electric motor combined with an eight-speed Tiptronic shifter. The combo cranks out 373 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque.