Audi's all-new 2016 Q7 luxury crossover will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next month. It promises up to 26% better fuel economy in part thanks to a loss of 325 kilograms.
Engine choices include a 3.0L TDI V6 producing 272 horsepower and accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds; a 3.0L TFSI V6 generating 333 horsepower and sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds; and a diesel-powered, plug-in hybrid system rated at 373 horsepower and offering a zero-emission range of 56 kilometres with a full charge.
When it goes on sale later in 2015, the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron will become the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid with AWD.
Meanwhile, the interior of the new Q7 is spacious and sophisticated, with seating for up to seven. Speaking of which, customers will have several options including:
- Standard seats
- Standard seats with climate function
- Sport seats
- Sport seats with pneumatics
- Custom contour seats.
The more aerodynamic exterior (0.32 drag coefficient) is also 37mm shorter than the outgoing model. Xenon, LED, and Matrix LED headlights will be available.
In Europe, deliveries of the 2016 Audi Q7 are expected to start in early summer of 2015.