A seven-passenger SUV is heading into the redesign a couple of years after the facelift. The mid-size class is becoming more popular, and we will see changes more often. There is no time for a break since the new generation is also on the way. The 2021 Audi Q7 will bring a lot of changes, outside and inside. One thing remains the same – Q7 remains a seven-seater vehicle.
It is still early to talk about the final look of the 2021 Audi Q7. However, the three-row SUV will make some room inside the cabin. Currently, it offers 71.6 cubic-feet of cargo space. The rear row is cramped. By extending the new Q7, Audi would gain legroom at the back seats.
What’s more, we expect the arrival of the performance-oriented SQ7 model. More powerful engines will be added to the lineup. A turbo-four and turbo-six are the standard offers we can find under the hood of the 2021 Q7. An electric version or hybrid is also further possibilities.
We don’t have too many details about the upcoming 2021 Audi Q7 seven-seater. But, there are a few problematic things that German carmaker needs to fix. Definitely, the primary concern is the third row. Headroom drops from 42 inches in the first and 40 inches in the second row to only 35 in. The similar shred we can see with the legroom. If the Q7 gains some extra length, designers will definitely use it for the rear row.
The base SUV is offering a lot of cool features. The price is not too high, having in mind this is a luxury model. On the other hand, options are making the overall price pretty expensive. For the 2021 season, fans will probably see a lot of exterior updates, since the current edition is too minimalistic for the premium segment. We want a more aggressive approach.
2021 Audi Q7 Specs, SQ7
The 2021 Audi Q7 will stick to the current lineup of engines. The couple we have now cemented its place with reliability and excellent performance. A seven-seater with a four-cylinder engine is not unusual. But, for the Audi, there is no difference between its 2.0-liter turbo-four and V6 other companies are using. This mill is good for 250 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque. You won’t get the best results from it. However, we already mentioned that options that make Q7 so special will cost. One of the main upgrades is a V6 engine. The turbocharged unit is producing 333 hp for the Q7. Towing capacity raises to 5,000 pounds, while the SUV hits the 60 mph mark in 6 seconds.
The high-output version of the engine will find its place under the hood of the 2021 Audi SQ7. Audi needs to catch up with its main rivals, Mercedes and BMW, and it misses a performance model. Another possibility is a 4.0-liter V8 with 430 hp and 670 lb-ft. Unfortunately, a diesel engine is not likely to happen in the US. The European model with this configuration is ready to launch SQ7 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
The latest rumors are mentioning the hybrid system for the Q7. By this time, the SUV should get this configuration in Europe. Based on a V6 engine, the petrol TFSI drivetrain gets help by 94 kW electric motor and 17.3 kWh battery pack. Quattro all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox are getting 450 hp and 515 lb-ft. The plug-in hybrid will be able to run 25 miles by using only electric power.
The new 2021 Audi Q7 Hybrid is the final vehicle the company is about to launch. The German carmaker already announced A7 and A8 sedans, Q5 hybrid is already here, and before the seven-seater, a subcompact Q3 is getting a hybrid configuration.
Source: Car Magazine UK
2021 Audi Q7 Release Date
The new 2021 Audi Q7 will be out next year. All eyes are pointed to the PHEV model, which is definitely the biggest change, no matter of exterior redesign. The drivetrain will offer something new. Mercedes and BMW are already a step ahead, and the first task for Audi is to make its mid-size model competitive in the hybrid segment.
It seems like the European market is more important to Audi. We see there the SQ7 model, while the US buyers will have to wait. The same is going on with a hybrid setup. But, when it arrives, we are sure the Lincoln Aviator and Lexus RX will get a new rival.