Exterior spy pictures of test mules are found a dime-a-dozen on the internet, but interior shots aren’t that easily found. A source brings us interior pictures of the upcoming second-generation Audi Q7.
The pictures reveal the new four-spoke steering wheel with paddles behind it. The dials seem to be analog which might give way for digital equipment in the production ready model as seen on the new Audi TT.
The centre console gets a large touchpad and an array of silver buttons. The red emergency button might be taken off in the production model and it was only a safety measure for the test mule if things go wrong during the test.
The second-gen Q7 based on the new MLB Evo platform might be shown at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and might go on sale later that year. It will get a choice of six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The SUV might be lighter than its predecessor by about 363kg and will also get matix headlamps. A more economical plug-in hybrid model mixing up a V6 3.0-litre TDI with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack might also be under consideration. This version might reportedly deliver 25kmpl (70.6 mpg UK) with an electric range of 50 km.
We can expect the new Audi Q7 to be introduced here within six to eight months of its global launch. The new Q7 will compete with the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class in India.