The 2022 Audi Q7 facelift SUV has been launched in India today at an introductory starting price of 80 lakhs (ex-showroom). The bookings for the Q7 SUV had begun earlier last month at an amount of ₹5 lakh. Audi offers the 2022 Q7 SUV in two trims, which include the Premium Plus and Technology trims.
The 2022 Audi Q7 price goes up to Rs 88.33 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec trim.
The Q7 SUV is the second of Audi's Q series to be relaunched in India. In October last year, Audi drove a facelifted version of the Q5. The Q5 and Q7 SUVs were pulled out from the Indian markets about two years ago when BS 6 norms were implemented.
The 2022 Audi Q7 SUV will take on rivals like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery.
The relaunch of the Q Series SUV comes with changes under the hood to meet the new emissions norms. Audi has removed diesel options for the Q5 and Q7. The 2022 Q7 SUV now has a BS6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TFSI petrol engine with Quattro all-wheel drive system as standard. The engine, which is available on both trims, are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The performance of the 2022 Audi Q7 Facelift SUV with its new engine come with improved figures of 340 hp of maximum power and 500 Nm of maximum torque. The earlier Q7 petrol models of the Q7 had an output of 244 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque. The new Q7 SUV can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in about six seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph.
In addition to the changes in the technical aspect, the Audi Q7 Facelift 2022 SUV has also undergone several aesthetic changes. The exterior of the new Q7 now features a restyled chrome-framed front grille flanked by a new set of daytime running lights, Matrix LED headlights, larger air intakes and restyled LED taillights with chrome treatment. The SUV is also built on a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the new Q7 SUV has also been revamped with the addition of a few more features. The 2022 Q7 is offered with a new 10.1-inch main infotainment display and an 8.6-inch touchscreen that replaces the physical buttons to control the four-zone climate control system and an infotainment display. Tablet-like entertainment for second row passengers with Android. The screen supports many apps from the PlayStore, including Gmail, Chrome, and Youtube. The new Q7 also has features like 30-color ambient lighting, a B&O 3D premium sound system, an air ionizer and a power sunroof.
To make driving a more pleasurable experience, Audi has added features such as adaptive air suspension, Audi Drive Select, parking assist, as well as a 360-degree camera and lane departure warning.