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Audi Q7 facelift launch confirmed – specs and features explained

Audi Q7 facelift

Audi has confirmed its plans to bring back the Q7 in the Indian market. The SUV was terminated from Audi’s India lineup due to the new BS6 emission norms. Just like the Audi Q5 which was launched a few weeks back, the Q7 facelift will come with updated styling, technology, and a petrol-powered powertrain.

Audi Q7 facelift: Exterior Styling

The Audi Q7 facelifts get multiple updates and styling changes on the exterior. The estate-like styling has not changed. However, the wide-body and Black claddings do make the Q7 look like an SUV.

At the front, The Q7 gets a new octagonal grille with chrome borders and vertical linings. Moreover, the new headlamps are sleeker and come with the new signature DRL pattern. Also, Audi has increased the size of front air intakes and added an l- shaped air splitter to create an aggressive look.

The Q7 gets a modest look at the rear. A chrome strip runs between newly designed LED taillamps. The new bumper is beefier and has a silver skid plate at the bottom. Other stying elements in the Q7 facelift are chrome-plated exhaust tips and newly designed alloy wheels.

Audi Q7 facelift: Interior and Tech

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The cabin of the Q7 has received an extensive update. The car will be offered in a 7-seater layout. The dashboard and center console now come with 3 screens in total. A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.6-inch screen for climate control and other vehicle controls, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The Q7 facelift also gets features such as a panoramic sunroof, a Bang and Olufsen sound system, four-zone climate control, an electric tailgate, and an optional head-up display.  

Powertrain

Under the hood, the Q7 facelift will only feature a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine that can produce 340hp and 500Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is available as a transmission option. Also, the Q7 supports driving all four wheels through Audi’s Quattro AWD system. Furthermore, The engine comes with an integrated 48V mild-hybrid electrical system. Audi will not be releasing a diesel variant of the Q7 in India.

The German automaker is planning to launch the Q7 facelift in India by late December or early January. Audi Q7 will rival the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC-90, and BMW X5.

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