Audi has launched its updated Q7 in South Africa! See specification and pricing details below!
Audi’s Q7 arrived locally in 2015 and now an updated Q7 has reached South Africa with notable upgrades inside and out as well as under its skin.
The updated Q7 is more purposeful in its styling execution and boasts improved dynamic ability.
The updated Q7 is easily recognised with its large octagon-shaped single-frame grille which features 6 vertical slats and the bold grille is flanked by Matrix LED headlights (optional). The rear-end has also been refined with a chrome strip connecting the slimmer LED taillight clusters. The Q7 in S line guise gains a blade in the front bumper, titanium black radiator grille with slats in aluminium silver matte, rear high-gloss finishes, underbody protection, roof rails and 20-inch wheels.
As for the interior, the Q7 can be had in 5 or 7-seat guise and with an increase in length of 11 mm, the Q7 has more space inside. As a 5-seater, the Q7 offers a load bay measuring 865 litres, expanding to 2 050 with the seats folded down. An electrically operated tailgate is standard with foot-activated functionality.
Two large touchscreens take care of all infotainment and vehicle functions while 4-zone climate control is standard while a high-end Bang &Olufsen Premium Sound System is optional. The infotainment system is equipped with Audi’s MMI Navigation Plus with an embedded SIM, Wif-Fi hotspot voice control while additional functionality can be accessed via the MyAudi app. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is standard equipment but a head-up display is optional.
A total of 3 packages are available to South African buyers including Comfort, Black styling and S line interior.
Just one engine is offered in SA, but in the case of the Q7, that's all you need...
The Q7 45 TDI is the only engine on offer locally. It’s a turbocharged 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine offering 183 kW and 600 Nm of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission sending power to all 4 wheels. Zero to 100 kph is claimed in 6.9 seconds with a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.0 L/100km.
Audi has enhanced the Q7’s all-wheel steering to provide better handling. When coupled with the optional adaptive air suspension, ride quality improves substantially and the driver is able to adjust the ground clearance which is useful if you ever want to take your Q7 offroad.
We are currently driving the updated Q7 at its local launch so look out for our launch report this week.
Audi Q7 - Price in South Africa
Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro tiptronic - R1 328 500
Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro S line tiptronic - R1 388 500
The Audi Q7 is sold with a 1-year/unlimited km warranty and a 5-year/100 000km Audi Freeway plan.