Public Spies New Audi Crossover


The current model of the 2014 Q7 we here in the YBH Audi showroom has gone relatively unchanged since it first arrived here in 2006.  However, with recent media reports and spy photos it looks like the crossover will be getting a major update in the coming year.  A production model was just spotted driving in Europe, giving all of us in Edgemont, Pennsylvania a closer look at what to expect.


We have been waiting to see this full-sized crossover for quite some time now, as the original design was pulled from the drawing board when Wolfgang Egger took control of design at Audi in 2011.  While waiting is never fun, the delay comes at a good price, as the brand is holding out until the Q7 can be produced on the Volkswagen Group's third-gen SUV platform.


The latest platform, also being used for a new Bentley SUV, will be lighter due to the use of revolutionary aluminum and composite materials, as well as a smaller engine.


In regards to the Q7's engines we should expect to see a few options available to consumers, including a 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter TFSI or a 3.0-liter TDI.  A hybrid plug-in version could also be offered with e-tron badging in both a 3.0-liter TFSI and TDI engine, allowing a range of 18 miles on solely electric power.


The design appears to be heavily influenced by the concept Crosslane we saw back in 2012, and we look forward to more information regarding the interior and features to seep out into the public as the end of 2014 release date approaches.


To check out the current Q7 model stop by our showroom serving the Newtown Square, Pennsylvania region and browse the inventory of new Audi cars.  The redesigned model will surely be luxurious, so keep up to date on the news surrounding the new crossover here on our blog.

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