The second-gen Audi Q7 that debuted at the end of 2014 has received its mid-cycle facelift. Here’s a visual comparison between the 2019 Audi Q7 and the 2015 Audi Q7.
Like every other Audi, the Q7 has received subtle design refreshes with the facelift. The new look is inspired by that of the latest four-ringed SUVs e-tron and Q8. At the front, the new model features new, octagon-shaped Singleframe comprising six upright slats for a more powerful look, new, two-part side air inlets, restyled and HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.
The rear-end has been tweaked with newly designed, sleeker LED tail lamps with technical-looking graphics and connected via a chrome strip. The license plate region has been cleaned up with flat surfacing for a more simplistic look. Like at the front, the bumper is new and a new skid plate underscores the ruggedness of the SUV.
The interior, too, although in a familiar design, has noticeable changes. The main revision here is the adoption of the dual-touchscreen Audi MMI infotainment system that has resulted in an even more minimalistic centre console. Cloud-based Amazon voice services, Car-to-X service traffic light information and a new compartment in the instrument panel are some more new features here.
The 2019 Audi Q7 measures 5,063 mm in length, 1,970 mm in width and 1,741 mm in height. Compared to the old model, it is 11 mm longer. At launch, it will be available with two diesel engines, and a petrol engine will follow shortly after. Unlike the old model, the new model features 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, that too as standard. This technology can reduce fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres/100 km. A plug-in hybrid variant will follow later.
The facelifted Audi Q7 will go on sale in first markets in mid-September.