2019 Audi Q7 revealed; India launch next
The Audi Q7 rivals the Mercedes Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90
Audi has revealed the 2019 Audi Q7 with a facelift. Very evidently, it has borrowed some style elements from the elder sibling, the Q8. It’s arch-rival from Stuttgart, the Mercedes Benz GLE has already received a new generation with a lot of new techs, Audi had to overhaul its game.
Massive grille is the trend of the moment. And Audi is very well riding the trend here with the new Q7. So, the massive octagonal grille is bigger than before and gets vertical slats, ala the Q8. That is flanked by another set of air intakes on each side at the lower corners of the bumper. A thin brushed aluminum border for the grille gives the finishing touch. Still, Gopping isn’t how I’d describe it. (read up on James May, or Google 🙂 ).
Another notable change here is the black cladding running by the sides from the front-lip. The tail-lamps are like the Q5, only a bit longer and sleeker. And those, connected to each other by a chrome bar. The rear bumper also gets lamps integrated into it that house the reversing lamps with other lamps. It is finished in grey and gets twin exhausts and a protector lip on it.
Audi is a master at creating some of the neatest interiors. High tech and well laid, oozing quality. The Audi Virtual Cockpit is one of the best in business. Buttons have made way for touch screen controls, and the 2019 Audi Q7 has 3 of them. Quality will be top-notch and up with all the others in the game.
Let’s talk about driving stuff. The new Q7 will get 2 diesel engines, producing 231Hp and 283Hp. There will also be a 3-liter petrol engine making 340Hp. All these engines will get mild hybrid technology which will allow coasting for up to 40 seconds.
Audi has also introduced four-wheel steering for crisp handling duties electromechanical active roll stabilization for better cornering. It also has 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension, and carbon ceramic disc brakes on the options list.
Audi will launch the new Q7 next year in India to take on the new Mercedes Benz GLE.