2015 NAIAS LIVE: 2016 Audi Q7 image

The new generation of the Audi Q7 has been officially unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit.

The 2016 Audi Q7 is finally here and it is putting an end to speculations on it as the model in question has made its public debut at NAIAS. The SUV has been completely redesigned but even so, thanks to its evolutionary looks, it is still instantly recognizable. The designers have used a single frame grille which is flanked by the xenon, by the LED or by the Matrix LED headlights, an evolutionary rear end, a raked D pillar and several other tweaks which should put enough space between it and its predecessor.

The exterior design of the new Audi Q7 generation isn’t the only thing modified as the cabin has now received a more modern design, high quality materials, an upgraded MMI infotainment system, wood or aluminum trim, fabric, Alcantara, Cricket leather or Valcona leather seats, a new climate control system with a separate TFT display and much more. The model can also be equipped with several options which include the 3D Bang and Olufsen audio system or the 10.1-inch tablets.

The engine lineup in the 2016 Audi Q7 includes a 2.0 liter TFSI petrol burner, rated at 252 HP (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque, along with a larger 3.0 liter TFSI, rated at 333 HP (245 kW) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. The diesel lineup includes two 3.0 liter TDIs with 218 HP (160 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) and 272 HP (200 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.

A plug in hybrid version e-tron Quattro will also be offered on the new generation of the Audi Q7 and this will get a 3.0 liter TDI engine under its hood, connected to an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and an integrated electric motor. The maximum output will stand at 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs 6 seconds and it can go up to 225 km/h (140 mph), while burn 1.7L/100km (138.4 mpg US).