Styling alterations have been made across the SUV’s exterior. At the front, for example, there are new headlights with a contoured design and optional HD Matrix LED technology with laser lights. Audi has also tweaked the rear of the Q7 and fitted a chrome strip connecting the taillights. The lights themselves also feature different graphics.
Of more significance than the styling changes are the advancements found beneath the skin. Electromechanical active roll stabilization is available as an option to reduce body movements on uneven roads when driving in a straight line. When the car is cornering, the system reduces body roll significantly.
The new Audi Q7 can also be equipped with all-wheel steering which turns the rear wheels by up to 5 degrees in the opposite direction to the front wheels at low speeds and turns them in the same direction at higher speeds to improve stability. Adaptive air suspension is also featured.
Depending on the market, the new Q7 will be sold with a choice of two 3.0-liter diesel engines producing 228 hp and 282 hp respectively. There is also a 335 hp 3.0-liter petrol engine on offer and soon, a plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup. All engines are coupled with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive and the diesel and petrol engines all include a 48-volt main electric system.
Modifications have also been made the Q7’s interior. There is the latest version of the German automaker’s MMI infotainment system with a pair of large screens in the center of the dashboard. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit also comes standard and a head-up display is optional.