Audi Q7 literally dominates the crossover SUV segment with its class-leading luxury and efficient performance. This luxury crossover excels as a perfect family hauler while inhibiting that exquisite sportiness. As part of annual refreshment, this model is set to undergo revisions as 2018 Audi Q7.
Audi is reported to focus on improving several parameters including the gross vehicle weight. This time, the German automaker will use aluminum block heads and engine mounts to cut down the overall weight. Also, the suspension system will get multi-link layout which also makes up for a nuanced chassis tuning. The suspension system will be technologically infested too as the air damping system will come as optional.
Other factors contributing in shedding weight will include the use of carbon fiber on both exterior and interior. Audi will also integrate lightweight wheel axles and optimized differentials (with electronic locking feature).
Audi Q7 2018 is going to retain the powertrain of its predecessor; the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine along with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine is suspected to undergo revision sand the output figures might stay close to 340 HP at 5,500 RPM and 330 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM.
The improvements in engine outputs will cater fuel economy to increase at 21 mpg in city, 26 mpg on highways and 22 mpg on a combined scale. Furthermore, towing capacity is expected to top out at 5,700 lbs. The previously featured Audi Drive Select will be used this time as well.
2018 Audi Q7 Exterior
Audi Q7 has one of the best-looking design and the German automaker will emphasize on it. This upcoming Audi Q7 is expected to wear a refreshed front fascia as the grille will be chrome-treated. Headlights will get a new design while retaining LED daytime running lights and HID projectors.
The air vents in the lower fascia is supposed to integrate chrome finishers. All 4 wheel arches will wear a flared off design and integrate turn signals. The side body will hold rugged plastic trims for added sportiness.
The Audi Q7 2018 interior will feature a wagon-like layout with a plentiful of space. Most importantly, Audi will try and make improvements on noise insulation by using sound-deadening materials. Also, the cabin will even feature acoustic glass on the windshield and door windows. Luxurious appointments like carbon fiber trims will be triggered towards a warm and sumptuous theme.
2018 Audi Q7 will come with a bloat-load of safety tech for catering both passenger and driver protection. Some of these features will include:
- Electronic Stability Control
- Back-up Camera
- Airbag Occupancy Sensor
- Side Impact Beams
- Low Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Audi Presense Forward Collision Prevention
- Multistage Airbag Sensors
Price, Competitors and Release Date
2018 Audi Q7 price will vary with different trims and the base model is expected to start at $49,000. Competition for 2018 Q7 will be from the likes of BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLS Class and Volvo XC90. Dealerships are supposed to get this model during the last quarters of 2017.