SPYSHOTS: First sighting of 2016 Audi Q7 SUV in India, ahead of Detroit debut

Heads up folks, the next-generation Audi Q7 is now here in India. Unexpectedly, a test mule of 2016 Q7 is spotted in Mumbai by CarWale. And as per Zauba, a total of 7 units of new Q7 have been imported into India this-week, all powered by 3.0-litre diesel engine. All of these are expected to undergo stringent road tests and R&D before the SUV enters production in India.


No surprise, as the pictures and details of 2016 Audi Q7 has already been released. The only parts camouflaged are the upper section of the grille plus the head- and tail lamps.


The 2016 Q7 adopts Audi’s new rectilinear design direction first seen on the new TT, featuring the company’s trapezoidal single-frame grille as well as razor-sharp head- and tail lights. Like the other large SUVs in the VW Group portfolio, the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne, the Q7’s wing mirrors are now mounted on the door panels themselves, presumably for less wind noise.


Below the Audi-specific bodywork, the new Q7 is based on Volkswagen’s latest modular platform that shares duty with the next-gen Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. It weighs 325 kilograms less than the previous model. With its lightweight, multi-material body and an all-new chassis, it is comfortable while at the same time offering the typical performance of a sporty Audi.


In India, Audi Q7 is locally manufactured at their plant in Aurangabad and offered in two engine options 3.0-litre V6 and 4.2-litre V8 diesel with quattro technology. While we await the pricing of the SUV like the rest of the world, we are more than sure that it will be priced higher the outgoing model. Once launched, the new Q7 will compete with Mercedes GL-Class, and BMW X5.

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