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.
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.