Like many companies, Audi also decided to postpone its production for the next year due to a pandemic situation. Many of the models will be introduced in the following year, and one of them is the new 2022 Audi Q7.
As you probably know, the upcoming SUV was caught testing a couple of times, and spy photos revealed that the cabin hosts an almost identical Q8-style triple screen dashboard. Actually, Audi did perform a full dashboard swap with the Q8 model, which is a great idea to make Q7 more competitive.
2022 Audi Q7 Facelift
The upcoming 2022 Audi Q7 is spied testing a couple of times this year, and the latest spy photos reveal some extra refreshments. Even though the partly camo, the facelifted Q7 promises more changes than the predecessor. However, the dimension and shape of this SUV will largely remain.
From what we saw, the upcoming model is getting a smaller front grille, new headlights, taillights, better tailgate design with a possible horizontal strip. The same system has been seen on the new-gen A6 Avant model. Overall, thanks to its body design, the Q7 is instantly recognizable on the road.
Swapped Cabin With Q8 Model
The new 2022 Audi Q7 will dominate inside. This SUV provides a gorgeous cabin with plenty of room for all occupants. As we mentioned, the manufacturer did a full dashboard swap, removing the old unit and adding a new Q8-style triple screen dashboard. This is a great move that should give the Q7 advantage against newly-designed rivals such as Mercedes GLE, Porsche Cayenne, various Land Rover products, and quite a few others. Stepping in, you`ll found new touchscreen surfaces, digital gauge clusters, sleek designs, and a wide range of built-in safety and convenience features.
The newest spy photos reveal the latest automaker’s MMI touch response displays 10.1-inch on top and 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display. Other features include a head-up display, ambient lighting, navigation, Audi connect data transfer module with LTE Advanced standard, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
As for safety, the Q7 gets plenty of systems from Q8. It includes adaptive cruise assist, efficiency assist, crossing assist, lane change warning, curb warning, and also a 360-degree camera.
2022 Audi Q7 Powertrain
Under the hood, the entry-level Q7 45 TFSI features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain that delivers 248 horsepower (185 kW / 251 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. Like the predecessor, the engine uses a eight-speed automatic transmission and a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Thanks to this setup, the new Q7 runs from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 130 mph.
However, buyers can get a more potent engine going for Q7 55 TFSI model. This version uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Primary thanks to the extra power, the Q7 55 TFSI accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.7 seconds. On top of that, it can tow up to 3,300 lbs (1,497 kg) when properly equipped.
2022 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, Audi decided to move its products for the next year. That means we will probably see this model sometime next year as 2022MY.
Considering that the entry-level model is down on performance, it’s a lot more affordable than before. Pricing starts at $54,800 and can go up to $57,200 for Q7 45 TFSI Premium Plus. However, the most equipped model Q7 55 TFSI crosses the $60,000 mark.