With the launch of the 2018 Audi Q7 e-tron, German giant wants to be the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV. Audi as an automaker continuously pursues new technologies for its cars and its expanding electrification project will eventually make its way across the company’s entire model lineup.
This is the most current model developed by the German producer and was uncovered at Auto Show in Geneva this year. The makers of this vehicle have ensured that it meets the highest standards in the automotive market.
2018 Audi Q7 e-tron – Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior of the new 2018 Audi Q7 e-tron looks specifically similar to the existing Q7. Most parts of the vehicle’s body are made using aluminum and hot-formed steel to ensure the vehicle is as light as possible. So this upcoming model is 240 kgs lighter than the ongoing model. The exterior design of this vehicle is elegant and comes with a stylish grille with the Audi logo in the front, giving it a sleek look. This ultra-modern car comes with three-dimensional headlights that use the latest technology to ensure the driver gets maximum visibility. A similar LED system will also electrical power tail lights and fog lights. The Q7 e-Tron sits upon 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped using quality tires to provide users with better driving dynamics. The vehicle also has rain-sensing wipers on its windshield that automatically detects wetness.
The interior of the 2018 Audi Q7 e-tron will be extremely substantial and comfortable. It is luxurious inside where passengers can enjoy spacious seats covered with high-quality leather. It is one of the best cabins in class with impeccable build quality, smart design and lots of technology. Its dashboard is very well illuminated and has different willing attributes, including the big screen with high-quality infotainment. This screen is used for the purposes of navigation and monitoring of certain vehicle components. It is also equipped with a modern climate control system that is useful for maintaining indoor temperatures at regulated levels and standard.
2018 Audi Q7 e-tron – Engine Specs
The base engine of this vehicle is a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit produces a total of 373 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. This is the first hybrid vehicle to use a diesel six-cylinder engine and drive all wheel drive system.
The e-tron can travel 35 miles on battery power alone, so conceivably you may never have to fill it with diesel. Charging takes eight hours from a wall socket or 2.5 hours if a fast charger is installed by Audi. On pure battery mode, the Q7 e-tron can travel up to 56 kilometers. The battery system uses 168 prismatic cells that operate at 308V, weighing in at 202 kg. This integrated system can easily accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in six seconds.
2018 Audi Q7 e-tron – Price and Release Date
This hybrid beauty should be available in showrooms for sale sometimes in the last months of 2017. Expected price will be about $ 42,100.
The Q7 e-Tron is another splendid piece by Audi combining everything we love about an SUV, with uncharacteristically low running costs.