Further updates will be made to the upcoming 2022 Audi Q7. It is now one of Audi’s biggest SUVs, and the upcoming model may be even larger. That’s right, you heard that correctly. Furthermore, the Q7 model will receive more standard amenities, and mechanical upgrades will be available too.
In addition to its present 248-hp turbo-four engine, the Q7 SUV will have a hybrid powertrain by 2022. According to reputable sources, the rumored all-electric version will not be available over the next two years. Most of the updates are visual, but Audi will also provide a new Competition Plus variant. Sales will begin later this year, and here is what we know so far about this new model.
Audi Q7 Facelift
For the 2020 model year, this SUV underwent a redesign. Because of that, the new 2022 Audi Q7 will introduce another mid-cycle facelift. That means we shouldn’t expect any major cosmetic changes. The architecture won’t change, but the current Q7 could be larger than before. The front end will get a few exciting changes, including a bigger grille and updated turn-signal animation. To the sides, the Q7 SUV will have the same tires, with 23-inch rims being the best possible choice.
Though this is a big SUV, the roof isn’t particularly tall. Although interior headroom may have been improved, access to the optional roof rack is now simpler than ever. Finally, Audi will introduce the new Competition Plus version. This variant adds a lot of carbon treatment and beautiful exterior color accents.
The interior of the new 2022 Audi Q7 will also receive mid-cycle updates. Premium finishes and high-tech features are dominating the cabin. Furthermore, the build quality is very good, but this is what everyone expects to see from Audi. The interior of this SUV is, in our opinion, its best feature. Even the base trim level has a high level of comfort.
Audi will once again provide three rows of seating for a total of seven passengers. The cargo area is impressive, with plenty of room for your luggage. The latest Q7 will have a 10.1-inch infotainment display and a second 8.6-inch touchscreen below it. Lastly, the S Line seats are new, along with new carbon accents and contrast stitching.
Under the Hood
The upcoming 2022 Audi Q7 will have the same engine lineup as before. For starters, a 2.0-liter turbo-four producing 248 horsepower is standard again. The iconic Quattro AWD system, as well as eight-speed automatic transmission, are available. The Q7 SUV will tow up to 4,400 pounds with this engine.
If you need more power, a 3.0-liter turbo V6 with 330 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque is optional. The same transmission is available, and AWD is standard. If you add this optional powertrain, you’ll be able to haul nearly 8,000 pounds. Some speculate that an all-electric version will be available in the coming months, but this won’t happen for sure.
2022 Audi Q7 Price, Release Date
At this time, we are unable to predict when the 2022 Audi Q7 will be available. However, the second half of 2021 is the most realistic launch date. This SUV will cost $56,000, and its SQ7 version will cost about $85,000. The Q7 Competition Plus and will arrive in Europe first, but this variant will also arrive in the United States, later in the year.