New Audi Q7 7-Seater Out in PH Next Year
Audi Philippines has announced the coming of the new Audi Q7. But followers need to wait for it until next year.
While waiting--as there is no definite date on when it will exactly come out in the country--here are some points to know about the new Audi Q7.
The New Q7 will have an all-round update--both visually and technically. The large SUV features the new design of the Q family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort, in addition to its superior spaciousness. Matrix LED headlights, the mild-hybrid technology, and the digital operating concept are just some of its highlights.
The Audi Q7 demonstrates the hallmark SUV elements of the current design language. It bears the large octagon-shaped Singleframe, with six upright slats providing the structure. As such, the SUV looks even more powerful with its two-part side air inlets which give more expressive line, just like the sill area that underscores the large SUV’s ground clearance and, in turn, its offroad capabilities.
The headlights, optionally in Matrix LED technology, emphasize with their contour and light signature the width of the full-size model. On the restyled rear, a striking chrome strip creates the visual connection between the flat rear lights with their technical-looking graphics and carries forward the horizontal body line. The designers achieved the clear view with taut, flat surfaces, which span the entire width particularly in the license plate region.
The Audi Q7 is even more striking with the optional S line exterior: A blade in the front bumper, sportily accentuated underbody protections at the rear along with full paint finish.
Sporty onroad, powerful off: the suspension
Audi has substantially enhanced the dynamic facets of the Q7. The optimized all-wheel steering that allows the rear wheels to turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction, there is the option of electromechanical active roll stabilization. Adjustable stabilizers reduce the body movements on uneven roads when driving in a straight line. With a sporty driving style, the focus is on optimum roll compensation--the tendency of the car to lean into the bend is reduced substantially.
As such, the Audi Q7 is maneuverable, precise and agile in urban traffic and on hairpin bends but behaves as a highly comfortable, poised touring SUV with excellent ride comfort on freeways--particularly in conjunction with the adaptive air suspension. It also provides variable ground clearance and prepares the Audi Q7 with its standard quattro drive for terrain off the beaten track.
The relevant offroad mode can be selected via the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system with its seven profiles.
All of the engines in the Audi Q7 are coupled to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and the permanent all-wheel drive. The standard mild hybrid technology plays a major part in the efficiency of the engines. In customer operation, this technology can reduce consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
Its central component, the belt alternator starter (BAS), powers a 48-volt main electrical system in which a compact lithium-ion battery stores the energy. During braking, the BAS can recover up to 8 kW of power and feed it back into the battery.
The large SUV has now grown 11 millimeters to 5,063 millimeters long. It measures 1,970 millimeters wide and 1,741 millimeters (including roof aerial) high.
The Audi Q7 outdoes its direct competitors with interior length as well as headroom and elbow room in the front and rear.
The cockpit architecture harmonizes perfectly with the new, digital operating concept, which incorporates two large touchscreens. They provide haptic and acoustic feedback when clicking on the touch controls. All elements refer logically to one another, from the flat air vent strip to the wide console on the center tunnel. The optional contour ambient lighting package illuminates the interior in the dark. Convenient equipment options include four-zone automatic air conditioning, a power-assist function to close the doors quietly, the Bose Premium Surround Sound, and the air quality package with fragrance and ionizer.
The MMI navigation plus delivers top-of-the-line connectivity as it features all-digital Audi virtual cockpit and the optional head-up display. For driver assistance systems, the adaptive cruise assist and active lane assist reduces the driver’s workload--particularly on long journeys. In combination with efficiency assist it brakes and accelerates the Audi Q7 in anticipation of the conditions ahead. The emergency assist is also new: If the driver is inactive, the system brings the car to a stop and initiates protective and rescue measures.
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