India-bound 2016 Audi Q7's trailer released - Video

19/12/2014 - 14:00 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

The vehicle is expected to launch in India in late 2015 or early 2016. 

To make a public appearance at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show), the second generation Audi Q7 is expected reach India next year or in early 2016. The German car maker has released a small video which quickly shows the vehicle's exterior, interior, and driving footage.

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Based on the second generation MLB platform, the new Q7 is lighter than before: it has shed around 325 kg in comparison to the previous model, which by any standard, is a huge progress. The weight loss will make it more efficient (petrol versions claimed to be 28 per cent more efficient while diesel's efficiency is up by 23 per cent) and shall improve its driving dynamics.

Engine options include a 215 hp, 500Nm producing 3-litre diesel that sits at the bottom of the range, going all the way up to the range-topping plug-in hybrid version that makes 368 hp and 700 Nm of torque. In terms of dimensions, it's 5.05 meters long, 1.97 meters wide, and 1.74 meters tall.

The quattro all-wheel drive system will be present, while other safety features will include a rear parking aid, cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, Audi pre-sense city safety system, etc. The vehicle will be loaded with features like the new Audi virtual cockpit, new MMI infotainment system with touchpad input, 3D audio, and smartphone integration via Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2016 Audi Q7 front three quarters
The 2016 Audi Q7 is lighter by 325 kg.

Also read: 2016 Audi Q7 vs old Audi Q7 

For the Indian market, the Q7 would be assembled at Audi India's Aurangabad facility.

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