Few leaked photos earlier this morning made Audi officially unveil the next-generation Q7, a vehicle that promises to set new standards in the premium SUV segment. According to the German manufacturer, the 2016 Audi Q7 has a curb weight of just 1,995 kg (4,938 lb), which makes it the lightest in its class and 325 kg (716 lb) lighter than the previous model.
The new Q7 is 5.05 meters (16.6 ft) long, has a 2.99 meter (9.8 ft) wheelbase, is 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) wide and 1.74 meters (5.7 ft) tall (with steel suspension). Lighter means fuel-efficient and the new Q7 will offer a 28% improvement for gasoline-powered models and 23% for diesel-powered models.
When it comes to design, the Singleframe grille is deeply sculpted and features thick crossbars, while the new headlights featuring either xenon, LED or Matrix LED technology make the vehicle masculine and determined.
At the rear, the new taillights include dynamic turn signals. Inside, the vehicle gets a three-spoke steering wheel and all controls are framed in fine aluminum lines. As an option, the Audi virtual cockpit brings a 12.3-inch TFT display that presents painstakingly rendered graphics.