One of the largest SUV in Audi’s line, Q7, will adopt some changes and updates for the next year. The upcoming 2022 Audi Q7 will be bigger, and it should feature more standard equipment than the predecessor. On top of that, one of the best-selling models will finally get some of the mechanical updates.
Overall, it will keep the same old 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that uses a 48-volt hybrid system. As you can see, these powertrains are going to be a carryover. However, the Q7 might also adopt the all-electric system shortly.
2022 Audi Q7 Exterior
The Q7 received the last time redesign in 2020. However, from what we heard, we can expect little changes for the 2022 model year. Generally, the upcoming Q7 will be larger, and it will sit on the same platform.
Audi fans can expect some small modifications on the front and rear. This includes a bigger grille, a new LED turn-signal animation, and wheels can choose up to 22 inches in diameter. Compared to some rivals, the roofline of the Q7 isn’t as tall as we think, making it easy to access items lashed to the optional roof rack. Moreover, SQ7 is also available and is the best choice if you`re looking for something different and sporty. This model beside better styling comes with special suspension, unique differential, and brakes.
The 2022 Audi Q7 is loaded with tech. Besides, it features excellent comfort and builds quality. The highlight of this model is definitively its interior. Even the entry-level version is nicely outfitted. As mentioned, this SUV is in the mid-size category, and it features three rows of seats with a ton of cargo space behind. Compared to the other models in the same segment, the new Q7 beats almost every contender. With all seats stowed, this SUV can store 25 carry-on suitcases, which is excellent.
The tech department of Q7 includes a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, climate control with an 8.6-inches display located below, Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.
2022 Audi Q7 Powertrain Details
The new mid-size SUV 2022 Audi Q7 in the engine department will keep the same powertrains. That means it will use as a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged producing 248-hp. It also sends power to the famous Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system and uses an 8-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, thanks to this engine, the Q7 can tow a maximum of 4,400 pounds. The next powertrain powers the Q7 55 TSI model, and it consists of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that develops 329 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Like the first one, it also uses an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with AWD. However, unlike the base model, this version has the ability to maximum tow up to 7,700 pounds. However, rumors about the electric version are not settling down, and we might see this version on the next-gen model.
SQ7 Engine Specs
On top of Audi`s offering is an SQ7 model. This model is the most potent and is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Generally, the SQ7 is rated just below the BMW X5 M50i that delivers 523-horsepower. Like we expect, the SQ7 will feature Quattro all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission.
How Much Does the 2021 Audi Q7 Cost?
The release date of the 2022 Audi Q7 will most likely happen at some point in the next year. According to plenty of gossips, the new SUV would probably cost slightly more than the predecessor. The base model should start at $56,000, while the 3.0-liter Prestige 55 TSFI, loaded with options, can hit $95,000. At the top of the lineup is the SQ7, ranging from $85,000, and it can reach $115,000 fully loaded.