The Audi Q7 facelift is set to go on sale in India on February 3, 2022. The Ingolstadt-based luxury automaker is bringing its flagship SUV back to India after nearly two years. The company had temporarily discontinued the model in early 2020, just before the tough BS6 emission standards came into force. However, now the Q7 is finally returning with a mid-life facelift and a petrol-only drivetrain. We already have the 2022 Audi Q7 and told you about it in our detailed review, which you can find on the TBEN website. So, all that’s left to know is the price of the updated Q7. And here’s what we think.
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The 2022 Audi Q7 will be offered in two variants – Premium Plus and Technology. It is coming to India as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and will be produced at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd manufacturing plant. (SAVWIPL) in Aurangabad. This means that the company will be able to set aggressive prices. Now, it will be cheaper than the Audi Q8, and we believe the company will launch the Q7 at a starting price of less than ₹1 crore. Thus, we expect the 2022 Audi Q7 to be launched in India at a price between ₹95 lakh to ₹1.10 crore (ex-showroom, India).
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The Audi Q7 arrives in India as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and is produced at the company’s Aurangabad plant.
Visually, the 2022 Audi Q7 comes with sharper styling updates in line with next-generation Audi cars. At the front, the SUV features a large single-frame octagonal grille with chrome surrounds and vertical slats. The grille is flanked by full LED headlights, but customers will also have the option of opting for HD Matrix LED technology with Audi laser light. The SUV also gets bigger air intakes, new alloy wheels, new, sleeker LED taillights and a revised rear bumper.
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Inside, the Q7 gets an updated cabin, with two new large touchscreens that provide haptic and acoustic feedback when you click on the touch controls. The system also comes with LTE Advanced connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, natural voice control and the extensive Audi connect portfolio. The cloud-based Amazon voice service Alexa, which is integrated into the MMI operating system, is also new, while the Audi Virtual Cockpit with an optional head-up display is also offered. The SUV also comes with a new steering wheel and premium upholstery among a host of other creature comforts.
The Q7 has a 3.0-litre TFSI six-cylinder petrol engine developing 335hp and 500Nm of peak torque, and it’s mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox and Quattro AWD system as standard. Like the new Q5, the Q7 will benefit from a mild-hybrid system, comprising a 48-volt electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery and a belt-driven alternator-starter (BAS). The SUV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5.9 seconds.
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