The new generation of the Audi Q7 has been taken recently to the Namibian desert for a test drive with a lot of automotive journalists in order to prove that it has what it needs to tackle difficult roads.
When it comes to premium SUVs, people know that they are basically useless because they are too big to use in crowded cities, they can’t go off-roading, they’re not really that good on corners and they are usually eating a lot of gas and costing a lot of money. Even so, they are not lacking customers and most of them are now in their second or third generations. The Audi Q7 is not an exception from the rule but it seems that once with the second generation it may have become more versatile. Or at least people think so.
The 2016 Audi Q7 has an evolutionary design and it is getting the single frame grille, the xenon, LED or Matrix LED headlights, an familiar rear end, a raked D pillar, high quality materials inside it which include the aluminum and wood trim, Valcona leather or Cricket leather seats, fabric or Alcantara upholsteries, new climate control system, MMI infotainment, 3D Band & Olufsen sound system and more. Power is being provided by the 252 HP (185 kW) & 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque 2.0L TFSI, the 333 HP (245 kW) & 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) 3.0L TFSI, the 3.0L TDI with 218 HP (160 kW) & 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) and 272 HP (200 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft). The plug-in hybrid is using a 3.0L TDI with an 8-speed automatic and an integrated electric motor, producing a total of 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).