The Q7, now in a petrol-only avatar, is back on sale in India after a long hiatus
- Facelifted Audi Q7 priced from Rs 79.99 lakh to Rs 88.33 lakh.
- Offered in two trims: Premium Plus and Technology.
- Gets a larger front grille, new alloy wheels, and updated lighting.
- Inside, the dashboard is now similar to the Q8 and e-tron.
- Powered by a 340PS 3-litre turbo-petrol engine, paired with a 8-speed AT.
The Audi Q7, launched at Rs 79.99 lakh (ex-showroom), is finally back in its facelifted avatar after an almost two-year hiatus. Unlike the pre-facelift model, the Q7 is now a petrol-only SUV after Audi’s decision to ditch diesels in the BS6 era. It’s offered in two broad trims: Premium Plus and Technology.
Take a look at the detailed variant-wise prices:
|Premium Plus||Rs 79.99 lakh|
|Technology||Rs 88.33 lakh|
Starting with the design, the larger grille with vertical chrome slats, flanked by new adaptive Matrix LED headlights and larger air dams give the front end a bolder appearance. Apart from that, all the changes are subtle, like the new set of 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels. That said, a dual-tone outfit would have added a premium appeal. At the rear, the LED tail lamps with dynamic turn indicators, now connected by a chrome strip, round off the design.
Inside, the Q7’s dashboard design is now similar to more expensive Audis like the Q8 and e-tron. The highlight, of course, has to be the dual screen setup that comes to life from the expanse of gloss black plastics. Audi’s virtual cockpit is also available, and the layout, graphics, and user interface is top notch.
This brings us to the feature list, which includes a 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system, powered front seats, ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, air quality sensor with fragrance, kick-to-open boot functionality, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Passenger safety is taken care of by eight airbags, front and rear parking sensors, 360-degree camera, park assist, electronic stability control, and lane departure warning.