Despite its smaller proportions than before, the Q7’s cabin is more spacious. All the lines on the dashboard are taut and with a strict horizontal orientation. Although the dashboard itself looks less busy this time around, there are still plenty of buttons and knobs to fiddle with. For this new model, Audi has introduced its Virtual Cockpit technology for the fully digital instrument cluster. The customisable screen displays navigation, speed information and all the multimedia functions.
Other highlighting features in the new Q7 include a large touchpad next to the gearstick, Audi’s MMI Navigation Plus, premium Bose audio system, four-zone climate control and assistance systems like auto park assist and 360 degree surround camera with bird’s eye-view. With the third and second row of seats folded down, total luggage space stands at 1,955 litres.
The new XC90 boasts of what is probably the cleanest looking interior design in a long time. With minimal amount of buttons and knobs and simple yet elegant layout, the Volvo’s cabin is fuss free and properly luxurious. All of this is possible because of the tablet-like touch screen console on the dashboard which forms the heart of the XC90’s new in-car control system.
Like the old model, the new XC90 is also a genuine seven seater with good amount of comfort levels even in the third row. Meanwhile, the second row features three individual seats with recline adjustment and sliding function to create more legroom in the third row.
The interior of the X5 is familiar territory for BMW enthusiasts. Nearly the entire cabin right from the dashboard design to the iDrive screen can also be seen in smaller BMW models. However, it’s no bad thing since the quality of materials used in here generally is first-rate. Standard features in the X5 include multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel, semi digital instrument cluster, electric seats, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-inch screen and lots more. BMW India is offering the X5 in both five and seven-seater form with the latter costing an additional 3 lakh over the five-seater model.