Audi India has finally brought the facelifted Q7 to our shores. The premium SUV gets a series of subtle changes and is available as a petrol-only variant. It’ll retail in two variants: Premium Plus (Rs 79.99 lakh) and Technology (Rs 88.33 lakh). (All prices ex-showroom)
After being off the shelf for two whole years, for not complying with BS6 norms, the updated Audi Q7 now features a larger, single-frame grille that is flanked by LED lights and DRLs. The front bumper has also been reworked and now features air dams.
Take a look around and you’ll notice updated LED tail-lamps with dynamic turn indicators. Audi has also added a chrome strip at the back for more bling.
Inside, the cabin now feels more premium and similar to its bigger sibling the Q8. The single-screen setup is replaced by Audi’s twin-touchscreen infotainment system, which is again akin to the one in the Q8. For the interior colour scheme, you can opt for either Saiga Beige or Okapi Brown.
As mentioned earlier, the 2022 Q7 now comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system positioned on the top half and an 8.6-inch touchscreen at the centre. Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster has now been updated with a newer version. There’s a healthy amount of gloss black trim and chrome going around to make it feel more premium.
Safety here is handled by eight airbags, ESC, and Park Assist Plus with 360 degrees 3D surround camera, along with lane-keep assist with steering intervention.
Gone is the old diesel mill. The German SUV is now powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine that makes 340hp and 500Nm of torque. Audi claims this can propel the SUV from 0 to 100kph in 5.9 seconds. Transmission duties are taken care of by 8-speed gearbox with Audi’s Quattro AWD system.
There are also seven driving modes to choose from. And just like its predecessor, theAudi Q7 will be offered with adaptive air suspension as standard fitment. The luxury SUV will compete against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90.