It is more than a year when the fresh Audi Q7 was unveiled at the 2015 auto show held in Detroit. Now, the enthusiasts of Audi vehicles are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the new SQ7 since the release of the spy shots of the model a year back. The fans believed that it would take some more time to see the new SQ7 because Audi had not uttered a single word about the release during the press release at the auto show held in Geneva in 2016.
Instead, the German automaker removed the covers of the 2017 Audi SQ7 at its Ingolstadt headquarters. This time, it will come with different external design, new powertrain technology and with either five or seven seater options. Above all, this is the first time the automaker is throwing the S handling at its biggest sports utility vehicle.
2017 Audi SQ7 Changes, Exterior
Although the next gen SQ7 looks identical to the Q7 at a glance, there are some differences in the outside design. The front part comes equipped with a sculpted grille, which is outlined in aluminum and an aluminum insert is blocking its base. Although the hood, headlights and fog lights are identical to those of Q7, the fascia comes with the aluminum functional corner vents. The new vehicle holds an SQ7 insignia to one side of the Audi emblem.
When observed from the sides, there is not much difference between the new SQ7 and Q7, except the aluminum-made door bump panels and the side mirrors. 2017 SQ7 comes equipped with a set of five-spoke aluminum wheels, but there is a gap between each of the two arms of the spokes.
At the back, the new Audi comes with the same taillights and projection on the hatch, similar to those of Q7, but there is a TDI insignia to the opposite of the SQ7 insignia. The rear fascia comes with corner reflectors and below those reflectors, there is an aluminum diffuser with embossed mesh at the top. The other major change is the rectangle, quad exhaust pipes protruding from the corners of the aluminum back diffuser.
2017 Audi SQ7 Interior
The 2017 Audi luxury SUV comes with the same interior design prompts of the standard Q7. It is equipped with analog gauges, with gray backdrops with white needles. There is a unique welcome monitor and S-badging on the dashboard, as well. Patrons can improve the instrument cluster to the virtual cockpit of Audi that includes a 12.3-inch exhibit with amazing looking graphics. The display style can be changed by means of the controls mounted on the steering wheel, and it offers information regarding fuel usage, tire pressure, remaining mileage and digital gauges for engine and vehicle speed.
Some of the interiors feature available with the next SQ7 include:
Pop-up infotainment screen.
MMI navigation plus.
4G LTE connectivity amid a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The cabin comes with two seating configurations, such that buyers can opt for a five-seat or a seven-seat configuration. All seats inside the cabin are made of high-quality materials and they are upholstered in premium leather to offer a comfortable ride to its occupants and a luxurious look to the cabin.
The new 2017 Audi SQ7 engine will get its power and torque from a strong V8 TDI diesel engine with the size of 4.0 liters. This would generate the highest power of 435 HP and the highest torque of 663 pounds per foot. This engine features three turbochargers such that two are conventional exhaust powered modules and one is the electric. The entire power and torque are sent to the wheels through a revamped eight-velocity Tiptronic transmission. This model has quattro all-wheel drive, The entire system offers better acceleration to the new SQ7 that makes it reach the 62 mph speed in 4.8 seconds with the maximum speed of 155 mph. The new vehicle offers a combined mileage of 31.8 mpg.
Base price and the release date
The 2017 Audi SQ7 release date will be during the concluding part of 2016 and the new vehicle can be bought at a base price of 89,900 Euros (approx $ 99,708)
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New Audi SQ7 2017 pictures