2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Audi Q7 e-tron image

Audi has pulled the wraps off the Q7 e-tron in its new generation as this will go on sale next spring on its local home market.

The 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron is looking instantly recognizable. The model has a familiar design with a new front fascia, modified air intakes, a new grille, a new rear diffuser and it is riding on 19-inch alloy wheels. The cabin has been carried over from the regular version and it is getting the MMI navigation plus system, integrated into the hybrid management system, a digital instrument cluster and so on. The “green” SUV has received thermal management system with integrated heat pump transferring heat from the electrical drive components to the interior, electromechanical power steering system and so on.

Power to the Audi Q7 e-tron is being provided by a 3.0 liter TDI six-cylinder engine, backed up by an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The total output sent to the wheels stands at 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (139 mph). The fuel consumption of the model stands at just 1.7 L / 100 km (166 mpg UK / 138 mph US) and this can travel on electricity alone for up to 56 km (35 miles), with a total range of up to 1,410 km (876 miles). Recharging the battery takes 2.5 hours from a rapid charger. No pricing details have been announced yet.