Audi reveals second facelift for Q7 

To distinguish it from lower-end models in the Audi line-up, the Q7 also gets a redesigned front grille.  

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Audi reveals second facelift for Q7 

Audi has revealed a second facelift for the Q7 SUV. The current-gen Q7 made its global debut back in 2015 and was facelifted for the first time in June 2019. India received the Q7 facelift in 2022. The second facelift that is seen here gets styling tweaks and more features. 


Audi Q7 facelift: what’s new?

The most notable change for the luxury SUV is that it seems to share LED headlights from the soon-to-be-revealed electric Audi Q6 e-tron, sitting higher than previously. These can be upgraded with laser diodes to display a new design daytime running light, with four different "light signatures" selectable via the infotainment system. The OLED tail-lights now also offer four different light signatures.

A new safety system has also been introduced wherein the hazard lights flash if another car is approaching a stationary Q7 from behind, on course for a collision.

To distinguish it from lower-end models in the Audi line-up, the Q7 also gets a redesigned front grille with slats in a teardrop shape on base cars and an L shape on top-rung cars. Five new alloy wheel designs are also available, ranging from 20-inch to 22-inch in diameter.

Elsewhere outside, the air intakes now match the colour of the rest of the car's trim, which can be coloured gloss black when configured with a new Black and Black Plus package. Apart from that, other decorative trim pieces have been "dramatically reduced" with the goal of making the Q7 "look more robust".

Inside, the infotainment has been upgraded to allow passengers to stream music from apps including Spotify and Amazon Music, while the Virtual Cockpit has been upgraded with a lane-change warning system. As standard, the interior is upholstered in contrasting grey leather, with three new trim finishes available: gold, blue and red.

Audi Q7 facelift engine, specs 

Mechanically, the Q7 remains pretty much the same as before, although minor tweaks to its four-wheel steering system are said to improve ease of use. The engine range is unchanged, with a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 offering outputs of 230hp and 286hp, and a 3.0-litre turbo petrol V6 offering 340hp. The range-topping SQ7 continues to use the same 507hp, 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 for a 0-100kph time of 4.1sec and a top speed electronically limited to 250kph.

However, it's now available with a torque-vectoring differential as part of the optional Advanced Suspension Package. As before, select markets will get the Q7 in three trim levels – S Line, Black Edition and Vorsprung. There is no news on the Q7 facelift’s India launch, however, we expect Audi to bring the updated SUV to India sometime in the future.

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