Audi Q7, a SUV has 2 versions available in India. It has 2 Diesel cars and it comes in 3 colours, namely, Ice Silver, Orca Black, Teak Brown. Audi cars have a different charm about them that make them a class apart. This German manufacturer has effortlessly entered the Indian automobile industry and taken almost each segment by a storm. The demand and sales of Audi cars, be it in the category of sedans or SUVs, the manufacturer has made a solid impact. However, the Q7 has been a car, which has been absolutely stunning. Be it in respect of the performance or looks, the SUV has rocked the industry. Audi has taken enough time to get the details of the SUV perfect. Such is the design, features and looks of this model; it is equally popular in a variety of road conditions across several countries. The all-new 2016 Audi Q7 is the first vehicle to come with the second edition of the MLB architecture, which uses high-end styling and specifications of the Volkswagen Group. Incidentally, this model will be used in a number of future cars from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi and Bentley. Also, another reason why Audi got so much time to refine the new generation model was the success of the outgoing model. The predecessor had sold almost 500000 units worldwide, which enabled the German manufacturer a lot of time to upgrade the successor.
The second generation Q7, on one hand, does not need to do much as its first generation model was a supreme success globally. However, on the other hand, it has huge expectations from the global car lovers. Going by the sway, the SUV is not at all modest and has a sense of aggression. However, the size has been slightly reduced as compared to the first model. The new grille and box-like fenders more than compensate the reduction in inches. The bulk is however, maintained by its silver decorative trim, especially on the low flanks. The Q7 operates and looks best when paired with the large and bulky 21-inch wheels. Incidentally, the appearance of the SUV has been maintained yet some 700 pounds have been cut off from the old model. According to Audi, this is the defining aspect of transforming from the outgoing generation to the new. As a result of this change, the SUV is now more inclined towards passenger cars, which was previously more inclined towards off-roaders. The body has optimum usage of aluminium, which cut down on several pounds. However, the most is saved by the axles, which have cut down almost 148 pounds.
Interior & Features
The interior of the car is as plush as the outgoing variant, if not more. The design is clearly aesthetically soothing, functional and the best one could expect. Such has been the dexterity of the interior styling and design of the Audi Q7 that it might become the new benchmark for many. The TFT instrument cluster, which has also been seen in the new R8 and TT, is at a class of its own. The user-interface is friendly and responds in tandem with the user. Also, sometimes, the screen is too much to handle because of the abundance in information. When it comes to the capacity of the Q7, the SUV scores quite some brownie points. Comfort factor is sufficiently high, even in the third-row of seats. You might face a slight hitch while aggressing at the way back. The BOSE sound system lives up to its expectation and stereo sound is of high quality. Q7 has been provided with a plethora of technologies and sensors, which have made the car superlative in terms of technology.
Audi Q7 has utilised a 3.0-litre intercooled Supercharger premium unleaded V-6 engine, which generates 280 hp at the rate of 4920 rpm. Mated to an eight-speed transmission system, power is sent to all the wheels.
The 2967 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 14.75 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
Performance-wise, the SUV from Audi is almost not comparable. Audi has provided with almost all the details to make this car a superb performer. The SUV easily finds its way ahead of the rest in urban environment. Q7 is equally suitable on off-roading tracks, with the ultramodern technology being aptly designed for this feature. The fuel consumption might be a factor to worry about as this monster machine eats up quite some fuel to perform on the roads. However, save that factor, it is suitable for almost all roads and better than any other machine in the segment.
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