2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Pioneers New Segment

New hybrid Audi Q7 is coming. It has something in store for people interested in this brand - it is the first proper hybrid version for the upcoming 2018 Audi Q7.

2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Overview

First of all the car is going to come with a new style and engines. It is presented as first ever plug-in crossbreed edition. It has been a long way for the vehicle to come from a concept to a production.

As was promised this is plug-in hybrid powered by diesel. The vehicle is going to take quite a specific niche but it has already got a lot of fans. Even though diesel powered hybrids are not that new on the market (one of the most notable models is still Volvo V60 PHEV), Audi is going to pioneer this segment. Will it be a success?

2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Interior

The new car boasts a lot of storage space inside. You can enjoy a new smart air conditioner system. It comes with fewer switches so managing it is much simpler than ever before. This vehicle also boasts a fresh MMI program which comes up with useful infotaining ideas. Wireless access is also here so you can have your radio and navigation under control.

2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Engine and Specifications

Good news is that you will have three engines to choose from. One of them is gasoline based V6 with 2.0 litres of displacement and four cylinders. Another gasoline option is the same type of unit with 3.0 litres. This drivetrain is good for generating as much as 252 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. As for 3.0-litre version, this engine produces 333 horsepower with 325 lb-ft of torque. One more variant which you can opt for is 4.2-litre V8 unit. It gives you 272 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. You will also be able to get turbo-diesel V6 unit of 3.0 litres. It is said to output 218 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Exterior

The new model is made with a policy of smart design in mind. Its lines look sharp and they combine areas of the body in a symmetrical way. Its headlamps look massive while its grille is more elegant. As for fender intakes they resemble 2015 model. The tailgate has stayed largely the same but taillights have a new shape now. The waistline has become crisp so to speak. Even though the vehicle is short and narrow now, its cabin provides more space.

2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid Price

It is quite early to speculate on this topic. Nevertheless many sources say that this model won’t be much cheaper than the current generation of Q7. Today its price is around $37,000. A slight rise up of the price is expected so the model will cost you around $38,000.

 

2017-02-23 by Luke Widmeyer