Audi’s next-generation A7 has finally leaked online, although it’s not exactly what we were expecting.
Instead of it being spotted in traffic or hidden away somewhere for a photo shoot, it’s been revealed to us as a scaled down toy model by Dutch website Auto Week.
At first sight, it’s pretty much exactly what we expected. Sitting on top of the automaker’s MLB Evo platform is an exterior that reminds us of the Prologue Concept here and there, while staying faithful to the A7 Sportback name.
It’s got the wider hexagonal front grille, slimmer headlights and an overall more modern appearance than the current A7. Visually, it should slot in quite nicely below the all-new A8, featuring plenty of semi and even fully-autonomous systems of its own.
Unfortunately we still can’t see what the rear end will look like, but it will likely have that continuous light strip we saw on both the production A8, as well as this A7 Sportback prototype last month.
Audi’s new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival is expected at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, in December.
H/T to Steven!