The Audi Q7 is currently the brand’s largest SUV and it represents the flagship crossover SUV which is now in its second generation. It has been fully refreshed last year when it has gotten more luxurious features, lighter body, and more safety equipment. However, the all-new model has also been announced and it is the 2019 Audi Q7. In the terms of styling, design, and equipment, the Q7 shouldn’t differ much from the current version. However, it is said that it will get a plug-in hybrid engine for the first time alongside the traditional engines.
Engine and performances of the 2019 Audi Q7
The all-new 2019 Audi Q7 will be available with several types of engines including the new plug-in hybrid and diesel options. So, to start with the familiar and base 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine. This unit is able to develop 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. As for the fuel economy, it gets 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. It can tow up to 4,000 pounds and it is able to hit 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
The next is a 3.0-liter V-6 supercharged engine which has the output of 333 hp and the torque of 325 lb-ft. It is rated at 19/25 mpg in the city/highway drive. This unit will reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and can tow up to 7,700 pounds. These both engines will be linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will come with all-wheel drive system as standard.
On the other hand, the new Q7 will also arrive with a plug-in hybrid engine which will combine a 3.0 6-cylinder TDI unit, an electric motor, and Quattro all-wheel drive system. This unit should be able to produce 258 hp and 442 pound-feet of torque. It will hit 62 mph in around 6.2 seconds. Furthermore, the SQ7 model will be powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine. This one will make 435 horses and 660 pound-feet of torque. It will go from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.8 seconds.
Design-wise, the 2019 Audi Q7 is well proportioned and features clean and sophisticated design. It looks sleek with its prominent and wide single-frame grille, more aggressive headlamps, and edgier design of the front fascia. The headlamps come standard with xenon lighting. And the LED lighting will be optional on Premium Plus models and standard on the Prestige. Around back, there are bold taillights and twin exhaust outlets which give it sportier design. Furthermore, the tailgate will be power-operated and there will be a choice between several wheel designs in sizes from 18 to 20 inches.
Interior design of the 2019 Audi Q7
As expected, the cabin of the 2019 Audi Q7 will provide excellent comfort, premium materials, and an upscale feel. The Q7 comes with three rows of seats and can welcome up to seven passengers. The first and the second row of seats can place five adults without any discomfort while the third row is the most suitable for kids or smaller adults. The seats are covered in leather and the front ones are highly cozy and supportive. The Q7 offers the cargo room of almost 15 cubic feet. However, for those who need more space for their item, the third row is power folding.
Furthermore, we will also notice nice plastics, good storage for smaller items, and glossy or matte wood trim all over the cabin. At the center of the dashboard, there will be placed a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Equipment and safety of the 2019 Audi Q7
The base 2019 Audi Q7 will come standard with a rearview camera, leather upholstery, power front seats, a power-folding third row, airbags, stability control, automatic windshield wipers, power front seats, keyless ignition, and a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. Heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel will be optional while the MMI Navigation Plus Package will add navigation and Apple CarPlay.
The Premium Plus model will include Bose speakers, a power-adjustable steering column, and LED interior lights. The Driver Assistance package will add adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking while the Vision package will offer LED headlights, Digital Cockpit system with 12.3-inch LCD screen, and a surround view camera. Ventilated front seats, larger wheels, and four-zone automatic climate control will be optional for this trim.
Furthermore, the Prestige model will arrive with larger alloy wheels, automatic door closers, and the Vision package. It also includes nicer leather, an Alcantara synthetic suede headliner, and ventilated front seats with a massaging function.
Release date and price
It is still not confirmed, but the 2019 Audi Q7 Diesel and Hybrid could arrive in late 2018 or perhaps sometime during 2019. The starting price is expected to be around $50,900. However, we still don’t have the information about the price of the hybrid model.