2022 Audi Q7 facelift launched in India
The Audi Q7 facelift has finally arrived in India. The revised Q7’s introductory price starts at Rs 79.99 lakh for the basic Premium Plus version and goes up to Rs 88.33 lakh for the Technology variant, both prices ex-showroom, India.
The Q7 has returned after an almost two-year break, having been dropped because of BS6 emission standards in April 2020.
2022 Audi Q7 facelift receives an outward makeover, a fully redesigned interior, and, most crucially, becomes a petrol-only SUV.
Aesthetically, it has a bigger, octagonal, single-frame grille upfront, which is accompanied by redesigned Matrix LED headlights with new-look daytime running lamps. The taillights have also been changed, and there is a chrome strip that runs the width of the hatch. A redesigned front bumper with bigger side air intakes and sharper creases, as well as a redesigned rear bumper, complete out the visual improvements.
The overall length has increased by 11mm to 5,063mm. Carrara White, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue, Samurai Grey, and Floret Silver are the five colour options for the new Q7 facelift.
Inside, the luxury SUV receives an even more extensive overhaul. The single, free-standing screen from the pre-facelift model has been replaced with Audi’s new twin-touchscreen MMI infotainment system, which is shared with the bigger Audi Q8. The interior has two colour schemes: Saiga Beige and Okapi Brown.
The dashboard now has a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the upper half, as well as an 8.6-inch touchscreen for temperature control in the central console. Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster is still available on the Q7, although it has been updated to the second-generation version.
Importantly, the Q7 retains its seven-seat arrangement, providing it with an advantage over many of its competitors.
Feature-wise, you get a panoramic sunroof, four-zone temperature control, adjustable ambient lighting, a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, powered front seats with memory function, electrically folding third-row seats, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features.
The facelifted Q7, like its predecessor, is still available with adaptive air suspension as standard equipment.
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In terms of safety features, the Q7 facelift comes standard with eight airbags, ESC, and Park Assist Plus with 360-degree 3D surround camera, among other electronic assistance, as well as lane-keep assist with steering intervention.
Under the hood, the 2022 Audi Q7 receives a new 340hp, 500Nm, 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine connected to an 8-speed automated transmission and driving all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro AWD system. The engine also has a 48V mild-hybrid system, which allows the engine to be shut off for up to 40 seconds when coasting.
In India, this engine is also available in the Q8 and A8. Audi claims a 0-100kph time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h.