The newest 2018 Audi Q7 will be the largest SUV in the Q series. After its first launch in 2005, the Q7 has been a popular choice of SUVs for people. The 2018 Audi Q7 will be a facelift of the second generation Q7 production. However, the Audi has been doing good business in the recent years with its Q series crossover vehicles. The catchy designs, robust bodies and powerful engines of these vehicles are a craze among consumers.
2018 Audi Q7 – Abundant with Luxury
The Audi’s A series and Q series are synonymous with luxury and comfort. While the A-series vehicles are extensively lavish, the Q-series vehicles are meant for multipurpose driving studded with lavish amenities. The Audi Q7 2018 is built on Volkswagen’s modular longitudinal MLB II platform that is shared by Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. The Audi’s new polygon concept is visible in most parts of the vehicle.
The Q7’s 8-sided solitary casing grille is prominent and is accompanied by wedge-shaped LED headlights. However, the front bumper is also large with chrome linings and have large air vents on its sides. Its exhaust pipes have been designed in sports car style. The Q7’s long front hood and other parts of the body get high strength steel and aluminum materials which reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. The Audi has implemented more sharp edges on the exterior, unlike the A series cars which have free flowing features.
There will be 3 trims in the 2018 Audi Q7 – Prestige, Premium and also Premium Plus. The base trim will stand on 18-inch alloy wheels with an option for 20-inch wheels for higher trims. The consumers will get leather covered seats and steering wheels, a panoramic power sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, and wooden trim with Nougat Brown leather touches on the dashboard. The 2nd and 3rd-row seats are power foldable.
The 2018 Audi Q7 will have a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit screen that pops out of the dashboard. Also, the Audi Connect infotainment system will be controlled on an 8-inch primary MMI screen. A 14-speaker Bose audio system boosts the cabin acoustics. The higher trims might also include night vision driving feature and Band & Olufsen Stereo with rumored 23 speaker set.
Added driving controls include traction control and stability management controls, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera support for parking assist and blind spot cautioning automatic braking assist. The front and also side airbags, traffic sign recognition, collision alert and lane guiding sensors ensure the safety of the passengers.
2018 Audi Q7 – Supercharged Engine
The 2018 Audi Q7 will be running on a 3.0 liter V6 TDI supercharged engine with 333 HP. Furthermore, the engines will be backed by an 8-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission with an option of Tiptronic Transmission enabled 4 wheel drive. The Quattro all wheel drive model ensures smooth driving because of flexible air suspension with the option for 5 different ride elevations.
The high-performance trim SQ7 is likely to have the turbocharged V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. Its power output will be 445 HP and torque of 664 lb-ft. with the powerful engine. The new Q7 will touch a top speed of 155 mph and have a maximum fuel efficiency of 30 mpg.
2018 Audi Q7 – Pricing, Rivals and Release Date
The newest 2018 Audi Q7 with all the luxuries and technology should be priced around $56,000. The price might go over $90,000 for the highest models. Finally, the main rivals will be the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. A launch date of early 2018 is expected.