Improved tech, beautiful design, more space - Audi gives its Q7 a major overhaul

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• Audi's new Q7 is now available in South Africa.

• One engine will power the two-model lineup.

• Pricing for the new Q7 starts at R1 328 500.

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Audi has given its Q7 a vast upgrade, both in terms of the visuals and what goes on under the skin. The new design, says Audi, brings it in line with the rest of its Q family of SUVs, but continues to offer a spacious cabin. 

To create the roomy cabin, Audi says it increased the Q7's length to 5063mm, as well as increasing the width and height to 1970mm and 1741mm, respectively. Audi also claims that the Q7 bests its direct rivals when it comes to the length of the interior, as well as head- and elbow room.

Space and power

By default, the new Q7 will offer seating for five passengers, with a loading space of between 865 - 2050 litres. An electric tailgate is standard, including foot-activated gesture control. Audi optionally supplies the rear seat bench plus as part of the Comfort Package, allowing all three seats to be moved individually fore/aft and the backrest angle adjusted. Owners can also upgrade to a third row of seats with two electrically lowerable seats to turn the Q7 into a seven-seater.

The Q7 will be powered by one engine. This engine, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel motor, will power the Q7 45 TDI and produces 183kW and 600Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is dispatched in 6.9 seconds, with top speed a claimed 225km/h. The engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The Audi Q7 is now currently available for sale at all Audi dealerships in South Africa.

The model range is priced as follows:

• Audi Q7 45 TDI Quattro Tiptronic R1 328 500

• Audi Q7 45 TDI Quattro S Line Tiptronic R1 388 500

Both models come standard with the five-year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan, inclusive of all taxes.

Audi Q7
2021 Audi Q7 (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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