German luxury carmaker Audi has announced the start of local production of the 2022 Q7 facelift at SAVWIPL manufacturing plant in Aurangabad. The new Q7 SUV is slated to launch in January 2022 in India. The previous generation model was discontinued last year in April 2020 with the arrival of the BSVI emission norms. The company also recently launched the face-lifted Q5 in India.
Audi has ensured the face-lifted Q7 looks new from the outside and inside. The 2022 Q7 gets updated exterior and interior along with the addition of new features and safety kit. The updated model comes only with a petrol engine on offer. As per reports, the new engine will be a 3.o litre turbocharged V6 unit producing 340 PS of power and 500 Nm of peak torque. To enhance the fuel efficiency of the SUV, Audi has packed in a 48V wild-hybrid system.
All variants will come equipped with an eight speed automatic gearbox which drives power to all 4-wheels via Audi`s renowned Quattro AWD system. The entry level variants will be powered by a 2.0 L turbocharged petrol motor that does duty in the VW Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. This engine churns out 190 bhp and 320 Nm of twisting force.
Styling wise the new Q7 features a large octagonal front grille, plastic cladding all around the body, LED headlights with integrated LED DRLs, LED taillights, and a good dose of chrome treatment.
Feature wise the 2022 Audi Q7 will get 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.6-inch touchscreen display for the four-zone climate control and a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, a panoramic sunroof and much more. On tape the 7-seater Q7 SUV measure 5,063 mm in length, 1,970 mm in width and 1,741 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,995 mm.
Once launched the facelift Q7 will go up against the likes of the BMW X5, Volvo XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. With regards to pricing, we expected the new Q7 to priced around the Rs 80 lakh.
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