The 2020 Q7 makes a strong case for going Audi. The German automaker’s refresh of their penultimate flagship SUV has revealed an extraordinarily graceful design. Audis always have been pretty, but the new Q7 may make converts of a few of the more stubbornly sedan-oriented buyers out there.
The car’s front end receives a more windswept look, as well as LED headlamps and taillights that boasts the most recent tech. The grille marks a striking departure, with a series of vertical chrome lines making a forceful first impression.
Audi’s pro-green orientation has been noteworthy, and among the automakers in the VW Group it is Audi that is taking point when it comes to the transition. The company is investing billions in EV research, design and manufacturing, and their SUVs are receiving powertrain options that reflect their progressive position. The 2020 Q7 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid and a mild hybrid; the latter will recycle braking energy in the usual manner. Optional features include a sophisticated roll stabilization system and all-wheel steering.
The cabin sports Audi’s newest interior design style, which is pleasingly shorn of visual clutter, even soothingly so. Driver assistance features are plentiful, among them an ‘Adaptive Cruise Assist’ feature that compensates for urban congestion during the daily commute. Audi isn’t discussing ICE options just yet, though.