2020 Audi Q7 Facelift India Launch Likely In March 2020
- by Aniruthan Srithar
- Jan 17, 2020
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It will come with a heavily revamped design and a BS6-compliant engine
- The 2020 Audi Q7’s exterior design looks more butch when compared to the existing model.
- Inside, it features Audi’s latest twin touchscreen infotainment setup.
- Features may include connected car technology, four-zone climate control, and Bang and Olufsen sound system.
- Expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that develops 340PS and 500Nm.
Audi India could launch the 2020 Q7 facelift in March 2020. The existing BS4-compliant model will be phased out by March 2020 as stocks deplete. The 2020 Q7 update isn't the typical nip-and-tuck facelift. It features a host of upgrades that could make the Q7 more desirable than ever.
Visually, the 2020 Q7 looks butch when compared to the existing model. The front-end comes with a sharper slatted grille, new LED headlamps with snazzy DRLs, and a new bumper with aggressive air dams. In profile, the new Q7’s silhouette looks almost similar to the existing model. However, elements like body cladding, flared wheel arches, and a sharp shoulder line spruces things up. New LED tail lamps connected by a thin chrome strip and a sharper bumper design top the list of updates.
Inside, the new Q7 comes with Audi’s latest twin touchscreen infotainment setup, replacing the existing model’s floating infotainment unit and cluster of buttons. The top-screen handles the MMI infotainment unit while the bottom screen takes care of the climate control function. A shortfall in this setup is the lack of a swivel wheel as you need to shift your attention from the road to operate the screen.
Expected features in the new Q7 include Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, soft closing doors, a panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, a Bang and Olufsen sound system, adaptive cruise control, an electric tailgate, adaptive speed assist, and traffic jam assist. It could also pack safety features like electronic stability control, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, a tyre pressure monitor, active lane assist, and emergency assist.
The India-spec 2020 Q7 is expected to come with a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with a 48v mild-hybrid set up. It develops 340PS of power, 500Nm of torque, and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Power will be sent to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. There won’t be a 2020 Q7 TDI as Audi India could choose the petrol/electric route in the BS6 era -- a disadvantage as the BMW X5 and the 2020 Mercedes GLE come with BS6-compliant diesel engines.
The 2020 Q7 facelift is expected to be priced higher than the current model, which starts from Rs 69.22 lakh (ex-showroom). It will renew its rivalry with the BMW X5, 2020 Mercedes GLE, and Volvo XC90.
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