Audi’s family-friendly Q7 has recently got a more aggressive, coupe-like style counterpart which carries the Q8 badge. The three-row Q7 was the all-new for the 2017 model year and arrived almost unchanged for the 2018 version. There won’t be major changes for the 2019 Audi Q7 as well.
The model delivers premium interior quality and comfort and also offers cutting-edge tech and safety features. For the new model year, it should get a few standard equipment extras and more accessible crash avoidance techs. The engine options, exterior, and interior design will return familiar.
2019 Audi Q7: Styling
Despite the new Q8 model is based on the Q7 it applies the new styling theme with more aggressive cues while sits lower to the ground and has a wider track. The models share the same wheelbase.
The new styling on the Q8 gives us an idea about the direction Audi will follow with the future models and the Q7 will also apply some its aesthetics when it reaches the next update in about a year from now.
The 2019 Audi Q7 will in the meantime continue with the familiar styling and body shape. Buyers should expect new color options, wheel design and new accents in some packages. The model will, on the other hand, keep now the old-style grille version, and taillights.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Q7 won’t also go with major changes. It will keep the current dash design and familiar layout. Audi will again offer diverse leather and texture combinations and well-equipped trims. More standard equipment should be available and wider availability of the active safety systems.
The base Q7 will include leather upholstery, a moonroof, keyless ignition, power front seats, automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera and more. It will also offer the heated rear seats and steering wheel. Upper grades will add features such as the four-zone climate control, digital cockpit, ventilated and massaging front seats, upgraded upholstery and more.
The model will also get the latest crash avoidance technology and it should become more accessible.
2019 Audi Q7: Engines, Performance
The aluminum-intensive Q7 is responsive and agile on the road and it will return with the same mechanics for the 2019 model year.
The barely-enough 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will remain the base option. This engine produces 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. All Q7s are with the 8-speed automatic and Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
More adequate and capable is a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 and it now makes 333 hp and torque of 325 lb-ft. This engine will allow more of towing and passing power while will accelerate to 60 mph in around 5.7 seconds.
The model will also offer the air suspension while both powertrains should deliver around 21 mpg combined fuel economy.
2019 Audi Q7: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Audi Q7 will hit the market this fall. It should keep the price close to the current range with the starting point of around $50k.