No, the Q9 is not replacing Q7, as some rumors suggest. Instead, the 2024 Audi Q7 redesign might be the next move by the German carmaker. The SUV is in the market for nearly 10 years and it is time for a big update that will help Audi position better against the competition. Of course, the archrivals are also ready – BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE. The arrival of the Q8 didn’t cover the need of the coupe SUV. Audi still needs something to rival BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe.
But, let’s go back to the 2024 Audi Q7 and potential changes it brings. Fans are asking about the redesign, but so far, there are no clues about the overhaul. But, we can search for pieces of information across the lineup. The most recent updates indicate that designers will probably use a whole new language and approach. Be sure that Audi is preparing an architecture that can support an EV system. The E-Tron is quite good, but the Q7 could bring something even more versatile.
2024 Audi Q7 Specs
The 2024 Audi Q7 belongs to the mid-size luxury segment and it needs more power than some non-premium SUVs. Still, the company starts the offer with a 2.0-liter turbo-four unit, which makes the price look more reasonable. Still, not too many fans will be happy with 261 hp and 273 lb-ft. Many non-premium three-row SUVs can do better than that.
A 3.0-liter V6 is also using turbochargers and cracks 329 hp and 325 lb-ft. Now, the vehicle starts to build the reputation. The 55 TFSI will be carried over, but outputs could be higher. Experts believe the new Q7 might make around 350 hp. An all-wheel drive, famous Quattro, is standard. The gas mileage should be around 20 mpg, unless the company hybridize the engine.
2024 Audi SQ7
The ultimate upgrade for the SUV will still be the SQ package. Of course, this time, there will be more of everything. Current configuration is getting power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It should remain under the hood for the next edition. Engineers might squeeze more power. Nevertheless, 500 hp and 568 lb-ft is not bad at all. But, high-end versions of BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE are above 600 ponies. The acceleration 0-60 mph takes 3.5 seconds. With more juice coming from the engine, the result will be closer to 3 sec mark.
Audi installs all the latest advanced features and options for the SQ7 lineup. There will be 21-inch wheels, higher level of autonomous drive, sportier suspension, hands-free liftgate, and a lot of driver’s aid accessories. Panoramic sunroof will be standard in 2024, as well as a four-zone climate control, leather upholstery, HUD, and many more. Something will be left for optional upgrades. For example, special windows, soft-closing doors, heated rear seats, and ambient lighting are some of the cool features that could be eft out from the standard offer. Of course, the 2024 Audi SQ7 might be available with some unique themes inside the cockpit.
Redesign Details, Spy Photos, Prototypes
Since the 2023 YM is actually a carry-over, there is a huge possibility that the 2024 Audi Q7 is going to be an all-new SUV. It is about time, since the current edition is around for last ten years. The company revisited the SUV in 2020, but that is just not enough. The competition is tough and the German carmaker needs to fight.
The Q7 will be completely new – outside and inside. Front fascia will be updated with fresh bumper, headlights and grille design. Also, the mid-size SUV is about to grow. Currently, it is 199 inches long. Getting above 200 in could qualify the 2024 Audi Q7 for the full-size segment. The Q6 is one of the rare nameplates in this nomenclature that is still vacant.
2024 Audi Q7 vs Competition
Sales numbers can’t lie. The Q7 needs changes. First, we compare the SUV to its main rivals – BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE. Both competitors are achieving increase of sales, while the Q7 has lower numbers. Compared to other similar vehicles, Audi is still better. But, to catch up with BMW and Mercedes, the third German automotive giant needs to make big moves.
First of them is a complete 2024 Audi Q7 redesign. That should draw a lot of attention. Americans love German luxury vehicles. After that, Audi needs to deliver some radical moves, such as an all-electric model or some high level of autonomous drive.
Well, the German luxury comes with a hefty price. Even the base version with a four-cylinder engine is more expensive than some mid-size luxury SUVs with a V6 under the hood. The new model will be closer to $60,000. A V6 is a $10k upgrade, while the SQ7 is already above $90,000 in the standard form. With a few upgrades, the price will exceed $100,000.