Enthusiasts have reason to be in high gear as the release of the 2018 Audi SQ7 is looming on the horizon. Every year Audi not only outdoes the competition but themselves as well. With its many new features, sleek sexy appearance, and unmatched performance, this one is going to be a head turner for sure and I almost forgot to mention that this one is going to be sporting the TDI emblem.
2018 Audi SQ7 – Exterior and Interior Design
Those familiar with the Q7 will notice that the SQ7 has the same frame and overall appearance with a few subtle differences. Aluminum is the main difference as it has been used to trim the grille, house the side view mirrors, used as the side bump panels, and of course for the roof racks as well. On the rear, the main noticeable difference will be the squared off exhaust. This is an aggressive looking vehicle with a stance to match.
The interior is pretty much comparable to the Q7, but customers have the option to upgrade to Audi’s virtual cockpit. This upgrade features a digital 12.3-inch display with the capability of showing all important information such as tire pressure, fuel usage, remaining mileage, and digital gauges for the mph and rpm’s. All of this can be controlled right from the steering wheel. It gives the feel of being in an airplane cockpit with all the controls for the vehicle ergonomically designed to allow for maximum comfort and control. There is a pop-up screen for the navigation and the controls are touchscreen located right above the shifter for ease of use. Also offered is the option to have 4G LTE, allowing for it to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Also with that option there is the myCarManager which allows for the car to be controlled from a smart phone to check vehicle status, lock and unlock the doors, and to use the remote start feature. The audio system boasts options for an Olufsen system with 23 speakers or a Bose system with 19 speakers. Luxury and functionality collide inside of the SQ7 making for a very innovative experience.
Packing performance into an SUV has become the new standard and Audi is definitely in the driver’s seat when it comes to the new 2018 Audi SQ7.
2018 Audi SQ7 – Influential Engine
Under the hood rests a 4.0-liter diesel V-8 equipped with two turbochargers and boasts a first for any production vehicle with an added electric-powered charger as well. Producing a stout 435 hp combined with 664 pound-feet torque, it is sure to sit you back in your seat and make taking the on ramp to the interstate a breeze. It is accompanied by an eight-speed automatic transmission helping to propelling the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and taking it to an estimated top speed of 155 mph. So you surely won’t feel like your driving an SUV, when you have the performance capabilities of a sports car at your fingertips.
2018 Audi SQ7 – Release Date and Price
With a price tag starting at $70,000 and a release date estimated to from mid to late 2017, the SQ7 is sure to be rolling off of showroom floors at a dealer near you soon.