2016 Audi Q7 is the second generation in its line that is expected to get a more comfortable interior, finer and sporty-wagon looking exterior as well as a redesigned chassis. Under the hood, this model is expected to get a number of improvements including better engine options and transmission units. When compared to the previous model, its weight is expected to decrease greatly which will make the SUV more economical and environmental friendly. Its release is expected to happen by end of 2015 or at the start of 2016.
2016 Audi Q7 Exterior and Interior
When talking of the interior of this model, it will get horizontal instrument panel, a cleaner center console, several cockpit layer controls, more accurately located MMI touch pad, improved passenger room as well as more strategically-located seats. Unlike its predecessor, this model will rest on the MLB Evo platform that will reduce its weight with not less than 800 lbs. Outside, the 2016 Audi Q7 will have large and more refined hexagonal grill, LED-initiated tail-lamps and headlamps, smaller but more effective fog-lamps, a roof-mounted spoiler as well as an improved steering wheel. We also expect that the wheelbase and the overall design of the new Q7 will change considerably.
2016 Audi Q7 Engine Options
This model offers only two types of engines. The first one is the 3.0 liter TFSI supercharged petrol engine that is able to make 333 horses of power and the 3.0 liter TDI V6 turbocharged diesel engine that is able to generate 272 horses of power. There will also be an hybrid engine that when combined with the diesel engine will be able to generate 373 horses of power and 516 pound-feet. The engine is able to drive the SUV from rest to 60 miles per hour in a time period of less than 6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 140 miles per hour. Each of these engines will be paired to an 8-velocity automated transmission system.
2016 Audi Q7 Release and Estimated Price
Our sources have already informed us that the 2016 Audi Q7 will be featured in the Detroit Auto Show next year in January. That said, we expect it to be released after a few months most possibly in the 2016 summer. The automaker has not up to date clarified for how much they will offer this model. However, customers should expect it to cost not less than 50,000 dollars.
2016 Audi Q7 Changes
The first main change is the use the new MLB Evo platform which will lead to reduced weight of the model. This will as well lead to increased wheelbase, increased interior spacing and eased accessibility to the seats in the 3rd row. As well, the 2016 Audi Q7 will have a redesigned cabin which is expected to hold seven passengers, increased range of high-tech features as well as more comfortable seats. The front grille will be enlarged and improved, air intake outlets improved while the bumpers will be redesigned to improve their functionality. As for the lights, they will be coupled with LED lighting ability which will guarantee improved performance. Its design will be changed and improved making it look more conservative and with better styling cues.