The Audi Q7 facelift is finally being introduced in India in January 2022
Audi India is set to launch the Q7 facelift in the country after discontinuing the pre-facelift model in 2020 before the implementation of BS6 norms. Local assembly of the updated SUV has commenced at the SAVWIPL Plant in Aurangabad.
The pre-facelift Q7 was launched in India in 2016 with a starting price of Rs. 72 lakhs (ex-showroom). It was only available with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine at the time of the launch. In 2017, Audi updated it with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol that came with a starting price of Rs. 67.76 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The facelifted SUV will hit the showrooms in January 2022 in India. It will come with a new grille design, new bumpers and a revised set of headlamps. The side profile is updated with new alloy wheel design while the rear also gets mild tweaks including new tail lights and bumper.
The interior gets a new dashboard with a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 8.6-inch display for the centre console controls. It will get a ton of new features compared to the previous model.
This time around there is no diesel engine on offer, it will be a petrol-only SUV. It is expected to come with a 3.0-litre turbo V6 petrol engine producing 340 HP and 500 Nm torque. It’ll come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and of course the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Another engine option could be the 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor good for 252 HP and 370 Nm torque.
The new Audi Q7 is expected to be priced around Rs. 1 crore (ex-showroom). It will compete with the likes of Mercedes GLE, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.