The new 2nd generation 2017 Audi Q7 was revealed recently in Switzerland. This latest model from Audi epitomizes luxury, elegance and style and comes packed with the latest technology. Do not expect the 2017 Q7 to vary too much from the older model, as the changes that have been made are delicate but effective.
2017 Audi Q7 Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Audi Q7 weighs a substantial 500 pounds less than the previous model due to lighter materials used on the body, the power train and the suspension. Aluminum was generously used and is noticeable on the brake pedal for instance. The front side features a grille that is somewhat narrower than the one on the outgoing model with newly designed LED headlights and fittings flanking it. The impression this leaves is lasting. In essence the outside dimensions are slightly smaller than its predecessor without sacrificing that attention-grabbing bold look.
It is on the inside and especially the advanced technology that adorns the 2017 Audi Q7, that this beauty really strikes the right cords. The inside is a lot bigger as is defined in the two front rows with the third row provides ample legroom and high-enough headroom. Access is as easy as pie through the second row split fold down-and forward ability. The back seats are electrically raised and lowered to increase packing space.
The information and entertainment system connects and integrates effortlessly with smartphones, whilst access to the navigations system and some applications is a breeze. It’s fitted with an Apple CarPlay module for easy integration. The best feature as far as the driver is concerned is the Audi Virtual Cockpit. This is a magnificently clear display that is so flexible allowing for resizing of the instruments and several different display options such as a classical instrument view or more modern versions of your instruments. The system allows for the Google Earth Navigation system to be displayed full screen.
The driver of the 2017 Audi Q7 is assisted by improved cameras and sensors of which the highlights will be a park assist system for both parallel parking and perpendicular places. Technology is used to its ultimate with the Traffic Jam Assist that keeps up with the traffic while remaining in the lane. The driver is further supported with an Exit Assist that warns you before you open your door into oncoming traffic and the Turn Assist that prevents you from making a U-turn when traffic is approaching.
2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs
The 2017 Audi Q7 offers a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged petrol engine as well as a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine. Both these engines come with a brand new 8 speed automatic transmission that integrates the front axle drive and the center diff thus saving space and some weight. The Q7 all- wheel drive system is one of the best in the business and together with modifications on both engines delivers excellent fuel economy. For optimum performance with excellent fuel economy one should go the route of the gasoline V6 engine.
2017 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
Audi prides itself in its technology and it is displayed to its fullest in the 2017 Audi Q7. Audi has built up a huge following that will be eager awaiting its release early in 2016. No details about the price are available at the moment, but it is assumed that the price will be between $50,000 to $64,000. His biggest rivals are Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE.