Four years after the launch, the current generation of this luxury crossover is ready for a facelift. Considering that the segment of mid-size luxury SUV is one of the most competitive segments on the market, we can say that this update was so much needed. Therefore, it’s no wonder that changes are numerous. The 2020 Audi Q7 will come with significant upgrades in various aspects. Of course, the most notable will be exterior changes, which will make this crossover much more up to date. Still, that won’t be all, as we are about to see some nice interior updates as well, particularly in terms of tech features. Finally, there is a chance to see novelties under the hood, although the company still remains silent on this matter. All in all, a nice portion of changes is waiting for us. Therefore, expect a little bit earlier arrival than usual.
2020 Audi Q7 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Audi Q7 will remain the same. Bigger mechanical modifications won’t happen and the 2020 Audi Q7 will continue to ride on a familiar MLB platform, which underprints corporal siblings as well. Some models that come to mind are VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne etc. In any case, the focus of this update is on aesthetics. Therefore, the 2020 Audi Q7 is coming with a new front end, full of updates. There is a new, wider grille, as well as new headlights, which optionally come with matrix LED lamps. Also, the bumper has been reshaped and now features new, bigger air intakes. On the rear end, changes are minimal, as you can see new exhaust tips and a couple of smaller new details. Finally, there are changes that are typical for mid-cycle updates, such as new wheels, colors etc.
Interior novelties are quite interesting as well. The first thing that we should mention is that the 2020 Audi Q7 comes with a new dashboard, which includes a new dual-touchscreen setup. With the new layout, there aren’t many physical buttons left in this crossover. Of course, there are many other tech upgrades and updates, but the overall cabin layout remains the same, which is still a great thing. This crossover has always been characterized by hi-end quality, with excellent materials quality and plenty of opulence. It’s legal to say that there aren’t many rivals that can compete with Q7 in terms of the overall interior quality.
This cabin is also pretty functional and practical. Three rows of seats are standard and all of them are characterized by plenty of space and great comfort. Furthermore, power front seats are standard. When it comes to cargo capacity, you can count on about 15 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The overall capacity goes up to 71 cubic feet. These are quite decent numbers for the class.
This update will bring plenty of novelties in terms of new standard features, though we have to say that the current model is already pretty generous in this aspect. All models come standard with power-adjustable seats, as well as with tech goodies like Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, navigation, handwriting recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and more.
Still, we presume that the company will put more focus on safety, as the current model isn’t the most generous in this aspect, at least when it comes to base models. Standard safety features are things like rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and parking sensors. Such list is way too short for today’s industry standards, so we presume it will be expanded for this occasion. The list of potential candidates includes systems like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control and many more.
2020 Audi Q7 Engines
There are some indicators that suggest the 2020 Audi Q7 could come with novelties under the hood, but we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. On the other side, the current model comes with two gasoline units in the offer. Base models feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. An optional 3.0-liter supercharged V6 is good for about 329 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Both engines deliver decent performances, while the fuel economy seems okay as well. The base engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2020 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
Considering the update, the 2020 Audi Q7 will come earlier this year, probably in the third quarter. When it comes to the price, no bigger changes are expected. So, base versions should go around 53.500 dollars. Competition in the segment is tough. Some of the key rivals are models like BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90 etc.