The new 2020 Audi Q7 is being tested on snow. However, the company is not releasing any major update about this SUV. In the matter of fact, the German carmaker is still quiet about everything regarding the Q7 premium SUV. Their lineup is now clear to complete since they obtained rights to use all Q1-Q9 nameplates. Whatsoever, the arrival of new Q2 and Q8 models won’t slow down the development of the best-selling models. A mid-size three-row Audi Q7 is among them.
According to photos, the 2020 Audi Q7 is going through a facelift. There are too many spy shots, so fans already made few renders of the new SUV. We can spot some cool changes on the vehicle. But, everything is still a prototype and the final version will debut later this year. Interior will suffer some modifications as well, while the Q7 is keeping the existing engine lineup and their specs. One of the biggest additions will be the performance-oriented SQ7 model with a more aggressive appearance and higher outputs.
When you look at spy photos you will see few upgrades for the upcoming 2020 Audi Q7. First of all, there are new LED lights up front. The front fascia is covered, but we are surely more surprises are laying under the camouflage. The current generation of 7-seat SUV dates back from 2015. Now, it is time for a serious facelift. Designers start from the front fascia. Well, sharp eyes of the biggest fans spotted the changes in dimensions. It seems like the new Q7 is larger than before. Other facelift novelties are going to follow the language introduced by the larger Q8 SUV.
2020 Audi Q7 Interior
While we have some clues about the exterior of the SUV, the 2020 Audi Q7 interior is a complete mystery. Yes, spy photographers caught a few moments to take photos of the cockpit. But, through a window, we can see the only basic setup. The facelift will definitely bring more changes and updates. However, no radical changes on the layout are expected. Furthermore, the larger wheelbase offers more space inside. However, dimensions and cargo space details will be unveiled at the premiere, or even later.
This seven-seat SUV is one of the most attractive models in the class with its superior cockpit design. The German carmaker is not saving materials, even for tiny little details. A facelift is not going to harm advantages the Q7 offers over its rivals. Its ride comfort is superb, there is plenty of room for seven persons, accents are rich and eye-catching, and Q7 offers a lot of infotainment gadgets. Navigation is available already for the base trim. Moonroof and heated seats are something you have to purchase additionally for other luxury SUVs. Now for the 2020 Audi Q7. Premium Plus trim adds Virtual Cockpit, Bose audio system, LED lighting for the cabin. If you want to go even further, there is Bang & Olufsen audio available as an optional accessory.
2020 Audi Q7 Specs
Specs sheet for the new 2020 Audi Q7 is the same. Well, no surprise here since the current lineup is too reliable and offers plenty of power. The base setup pairs a 2.0-liter turbo-dour engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the Quattro AWD system is standard. Well, Audi offers no alternative for the new 7-seat SUV. This engine produces 252 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
The German carmaker also offers a V6 engine. Another turbocharged unit delivers 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity jumps to 5,000 pounds. A 3.0 TFSI powertrain needs 6 seconds for 0-60 mph. the good thing is that V6 maintains the good fuel economy. So, 80 ponies more for the same mileage is a bargain!
2020 Audi SQ7 Performance SUV
The new season brings some serious updates under the hood. These changes are so big, they turn the Q7 into the performance SUV – 2020 Audi SQ7. Well, this version is already available in Europe, but with the diesel engine. A 4.0-liter unit boosts the outputs to 430 hp and 670 lb-ft of torque. After the big scandal with emissions, Audi is now ready to bring back the powerful diesel unit to the US. It will be worth of risk since the 2020 Audi SQ7 will need around 4.5 seconds to accelerate 0-60 mph.
Price and Release Date
The new 2020 Audi Q7 will arrive later this year. Whatsoever, its higher-output version will debut later. The company could bring it back to the US with the new Detroit Auto Show which is going to take place next summer instead of the beginning of the year. The base Premium model will keep its base price around $55,000. Upper trim, Premium Plus adds $13,000, and Prestige SUV sits at $70k. More power and more options for the SQ7 will bump the price over $80,000 for sure. The performance-oriented SUV will face the competition in BMW’s M division and Mercedes-Benz AMG lineup.