2022 Audi Q7 Bookings Open At Rs 5 Lakh
Prices for the Audi Q7 facelift will be announced later this month. Reservations for the updated SUV are already being taken at Audi India dealerships. The booking fee is set at Rs 5 lakh. The 2022 Audi Q7 will be available in two variants in India: Premium Plus and Technology.
The 2022 Audi Q7 will receive numerous cosmetic and feature updates, as well as a switch to a petrol-only powertrain. The SUV is being delivered to India as a CKD (completely knocked down) vehicle, with local assembly already taking place at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s Aurangabad plant since December 10. The full-size luxury SUV will return to Audi India showrooms after being discontinued in the run-up to BS6 emission standards in April 2020.
In June 2019, the redesigned Q7 made its global debut. While it retains the lean and athletic profile of the second-generation model, which was introduced in India in 2015, it receives a number of significant upgrades. It has a larger, octagonal, single-frame grille up front, flanked by revised headlamps with a Daytime Running Lamp signature. The taillights have also been updated, and there is a chrome strip that spans the width of the hatch. The new look is completed by redesigned front and rear bumpers, as well as new alloy wheel designs. The overall length has increased by 11mm to 5,063mm.
The cabin, on the other hand, feels brand new. It feels like a modern Audi with multiple screens, gloss black trim on the dashboard, and plenty of chrome and brushed aluminum.
The pre-facelift Q7 was well-equipped, with features like adaptive Matrix LED headlights, a 360-degree camera, automatic parking, 4-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. Audi is likely to up the ante with this year’s model.
A move to Audi’s dual MMI system, with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system higher up and an 8.6-inch touchscreen for climate control lower down in the central console, will be part of the update. This configuration, however, means that the physical dial used to control the MMI system will be rendered obsolete.
Audi‘s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster will be retained but will be upgraded to the second-generation version.
Notably, the 2022 Audi Q7 is also available in other markets with features such as HD Matrix LED headlights with laser light technology and a head-up display. It remains to be seen which of these features will be included in the India-spec model.
The previous Q7 was powered by a 249hp, 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine (45 TDI) and a 252hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine (40 TFSI). This time, the SUV is expected to be powered by a 340hp, 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol unit (55 TFSI) from the Q8 and A8 L. Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard, as will an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Adaptive air suspension was standard on the previous Q7, but we’ll have to wait and see if Audi keeps the arrangement for the facelift as well.
When it is released, the updated Q7 will compete with rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90. We’ve already taken the Q7 facelift on the road in Europe.