The Detroit Auto Show promised us a new Audi Q7, but Audi decided to release their next year model pictures. The official photos reveal a brand new 2016 Audi Q7 SUV that looks decent and incontinent with Audi’s new design language that promises sharper lines and better aerodynamic efficiency. But that isn’t all, Audi engineers made sure they completely reworked everything under the sheet metal.
New underpinnings of the Audi Q7 make their way in the form of Volkswagen Group’s first iteration of the new MLB Evo platform for SUV’s. The new platform is lighter and better, thanks to the use of multi-material construction, ultra high strength parts of hot shaped steel, aluminum castings..etc. all in which makes the big boy 716.5 pounds lighter than the previous generation in 3.0L TDI disguise weighing in at 4,398 lbs, which puts the 2016 Audi Q7 TDI at the top of the list when it comes to the lightest and most spacious SUV in the premium segment.
While dimensions of the new 2016 Audi Q7 shrink, the interior actually gains more room.. 0.8 inches between first and second row of seats and 1.6 inches in head room, although the Q7 shrinks 1.5 inches length and 0.6 inches in width while remaining with the same height as before.