Audi India has announced the launch of 2015 Q7 facelift on December 10, 2015 in the country. The latest iteration of the German luxury automaker's flagship SUV had its world premiere earlier this year at the Detroit Motor Show and it comes with an array of cosmetic changes. Initially, Audi Q7 facelift would be retailed as CBU, while it is being learnt that local production would commence from 2016 at company's Aurangabad manufacturing unit.
Being lighter by 325 kgs as compared to the ongoing model in India, the 2015 Audi Q7 facelift witnesses a radical change in the exterior styling. Adorning Audi's latest design language, it is much sleeker and the curves have gone for a toss in favour of a more aggresive and sharper design. The premium SUV would flaunt LED headlamps, a huge chrome grille, and fog lamps, which are integrated into the large air intakes. The interior cabin would boast of the company's latest 8.3-inch MMI infotainment system navigated via MMI Touch. In addition, the SUV would comprise of several high-end luxury features like Audi sound system, Audi connect, the Audi tablet for rear seat passengers, Audi music interface with two USB ports and a Bluetooth interface, and an optional 12.3-inch 1440×540 pixel Audi Virtual Cockpit screen.
2015 Audi Q7 facelift would be launched in a single variant - 45 TDI - in India. The Audi Q7 45 TDI would be powered by a 3.0L, 6-cylinder TDI diesel engine, which would develop a maximum power of 268bhp and peak torque of 600Nm. It would be linked to an 8-speed tip-tronic automatic transmission, which would transmit the power to all the four wheels of the SUV via Audi's quattro system. The Audi Q7 facelift would do a 0-100kmph sprint in mere 6.3 seconds, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. Audi Q7 would be up against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GL, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90 in the country.