Audi India rejigs Q7 Luxury Crossover line up

Audi has figured out the Indian luxury car market like no one else and a key part of the Volkswagen group owned luxury car maker’s India strategy involves its Q badged crossover line up. The Q7 luxury crossover, which sits at the top of Audi’s Q range has been a best seller in its class, and Audi has just given the Q7 line up a mild rejig.

Sold in Premium, Premium Plus and Technology variants, the Q7 gains more equipment in the form of a reverse parking guidance system and a panoramic sunroof, which now comes standard on all Audi Q7 crossovers sold in India. The refreshed Q7 line up’s Premium Plus and Technology variants also get the Sport Line body kit, which includes revised front and rear bumpers, side skirts and 10 spoke alloy wheels in 19 inch size.

The Q7 sold in India is now available with two engine options, 3.0 liter V6 and a 4.2 liter V8 turbo diesel motors. Audi has discontinued the 3.0 liter TFSI turbo petrol engined Q7 on account of poor demand for the petrol powered variant. The 3 liter TDI turbo diesel motor engined Q7 brings home the lion’s share of Q7 sales for Audi in India, while the 4.2 liter TDI engined model serves as a top-end, enthusiast oriented model.

The 3 liter TDI motor outputs 240 Bhp-550 Nm, and gets an all wheel drive layout and an 8 speed automatic gearbox as standard fare. The same is the case with the 4.2 liter motor, which outputs 335 Bhp-800 Nm. Air suspension is standard on all variants of the Q7 sold in India. The 3 liter TDI engined variant is assembled at Audi India’s Aurangabad assembly unit through the CKD kit route.

Prices of the Q7 range have increased with the variant rejig. Here are ex-showroom Delhi prices of the revised Q7 range,

  • 3.0 TDI Premium – 64.50 lakh rupees (price increase of 4.2 lakhs)
  • 3.0 TDI Premium Plus – 70.01 lakh rupees (price increase of 4.32 lakhs)
  • 3.0 TDI Technology – 79.93 lakh rupees (price increase of 7.58 lakhs)
  • 4.2 TDI Technology – 87.93 lakh rupees (price increase of 10.75 lakhs)