2022 Audi Q7 Launched At INR 79.99 Lakh
Audi has reintroduced the Q7 in India with the release of the facelifted SUV today. The updated Q7’s introductory prices start at Rs 79.99 lakh for the base Premium Plus variant and go up to Rs 88.33 lakh for the Technology variant, both prices ex-showroom, India.
The 2022 Audi Q7 has returned after a nearly two-year hiatus, having been discontinued in the run-up to BS6 emission standards in April 2020. The facelifted Audi Q7 receives an exterior makeover, a completely redesigned interior, and, most importantly, becomes a petrol-only SUV.
In June 2019, the redesigned Q7 made its global debut. While it retains the estate-like appearance of its predecessor, the facelifted Q7 appears more modern and in line with newer Audi SUVs. It has a larger, octagonal, single-frame grille upfront, which is flanked by revised Matrix LED headlamps with new-look daytime running lamps.
The taillights have also been updated, and there is a chrome strip that spans the width of the hatch. A redesigned front bumper with larger side air intakes and sharper creases, as well as a redesigned rear bumper, round out the exterior changes. The overall length has increased by 11mm to 5,063mm. Carrara White, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue, Samurai Grey, and Floret Silver are the five colour options for the new Q7.
On the inside, the 2022 Audi Q7 receives an even more extensive makeover. The pre-facelift model’s single, free-standing screen has been replaced by Audi’s new twin-touchscreen MMI infotainment system, which is similar to that of the larger Audi Q8. The interior has two colour schemes: Saiga Beige and Okapi Brown.
The dashboard now features a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the top half, as well as an 8.6-inch touchscreen for climate control in the central console.
Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster is still available on the Q7, but it has been upgraded to the second-generation version. The dashboard’s gloss black trim, as well as plenty of chrome and brushed aluminium, give it the feel of a modern Audi. The Q7 retains its seven-seat configuration, giving it an advantage over its competitors.
The 2022 Audi Q7 includes a panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, adjustable ambient lighting, a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, powered front seats with memory function, electrically foldable third-row seats, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features. Buyers can also select a rear-seat entertainment package from the Audi accessory catalogue. In terms of safety features, the Q7 comes standard with eight airbags, ESC, and Park Assist Plus with 360-degree 3D surround camera, among other electronic aids, as well as lane-keep assist with steering intervention.
The spare tyre came secured to one of the seats in the third row, rendering it useless in the pre-facelift model. Audi has addressed this issue by switching to run-flat tyres, which eliminates the need for a spare.
The 2022 Audi Q7 will compete against rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90. It’s worth noting that only the Volvo XC90 is available in a seven-seater configuration, with the other two and only five-seater SUVs.