New Audi Q7 launched at Rs 72 lakh
Audi has launched the new Q7 in India with prices starting at Rs 72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Compared to the first-gen model, the new Q7 is a tad smaller and weighs 2060kg, making it lighter by 300kg.
In terms of styling, the SUV gets a new single-piece grille, prominent creases, restyled bumpers at the front and back, angular headlamps and rectangular LED tail-lamps. The interiors of the new Q7 follow a minimalist theme with a neatly designed dashboard and a free-standing infotainment display. There’s also an all-new centre console with a new gear lever and multi-media controller.
Available in two trim levels – Premium Plus and Technology – the Q7 comes equipped with features such as Audi’s new infotainment system, full leather seats with electric adjustment, four-zone climate control, a 19-speaker Bose audio system, panoramic sunroof, an electric folding third row, a 360-degree camera, Park Assist, Matrix LED headlamps, Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ all-digital instrument cluster and Drive Select, and air suspension.
The engine on the new Q7 is a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine capable of 268bhp and 61kgm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters and the Quattro all-wheel-drive technology badged ‘Q7 45TDI’.
Initially, the new SUV will be brought in via the CBU route, but the company is expected to start local assembly of the Q7 at its Aurangabad facility sometime in 2016.
Prices of the new Audi Q7 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Audi Q7 45TDI Premium Plus – Rs 72 lakh
Audi Q7 45TDI Technology – Rs 77.5 lakh