2020 Audi Q7 Prototype Spotted Wearing New Production Taillights

A few weeks ago, we showed you a bunch of images depicting the first ever 2020 facelifted Audi Q7 prototype. The car was spotted by our spy photographers in traffic and was attempting to hide its new-look headlights and grille.

What we couldn’t see however were the taillights, which we knew were getting substituted for a more modern set, we just didn’t know anything about their form factor or their graphics.

All that changes today, as yet another facelifeted Audi Q7 prototype has stepped in front of the cameras, only this time it wasn’t wearing its old lighting units at the rear.

Is that a light strip we see?

If you pay close attention to that area right beneath the taillights, it kind of looks as though there’s some type of horizontal strip running across the rear of the 2020 Q7. Whether that’s a light strip like on the e-tron or a metallic insert like on the all-new A6 Avant, we don’t know.

If it’s the latter, which dare we say is more likely (due to its minimal width), then it’s definitely positioned differently than on the A6 Avant, where it connects the taillights right through the middle, whereas here, it is positioned much lower.

As for the graphics, it looks like an original design, perhaps resembling the A6 Avant’s ever so slightly (though inverted, with the horizontal dashes on top). Last but not least is the overall design of the tailgate, which has also been modified, most visibly around the license plate area.

Other visual changes include the smaller front grille and the redesigned headlights (with a downwards kink), but we already knew that.

More efficient and techy

Audi will most certainly look to make the 2020 Q7 a more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient SUV, although we haven’t heard any reports regarding its engine range. We don’t expect any diesel versions reaching the States though.

Inside, the tweaked Q7 will undoubtedly boast better active safety tech, improved connectivity and more up to date software, to go with any potential dashboard design changes.

A global market launch for the 2020 Audi Q7 should take place sometime next year.

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  • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

    More VW trim level shenanigans. Audi, you ‘yawn’ bore the F out of me.

  • erly5

    This facelift won’t be extensive enough to improve the looks of this exceptionally dull looking SUV.

  • salamOOn

    i dont like mixing 2 different design styles….. body is not designed for this angular looks.

  • botornot387

    I dont know anyone who has had kids faint in the third row. Is this a joke?

  • Cobrajet

    Give it the W12 already.

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