Spy Shots: Next Audi Q7 caught testing for the first time

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After a slow drop of sales thanks to the economic crisis, the Audi Q7 is going to attempt a comeback with a brand new generation of lightweight proportions. For a while, it seemed as though it was merely a rumor, but now the largest SUV in Audi’s lineup has been spotted testing for the first time, in mule form.

From these spy images, we can see that the fenders on this Q7 mule are wider than its predecessor and it also looks like the front overhang is shorter. It has been rumored that the next Q7 will lose about 400 kgs, or about 880 lbs compared to the current model. For this, Audi will be using lots of lighter materials like aluminum and carbon fiber.

Rumors about the power source for the next generation Audi Q7 are also interesting. It seems that Audi will drop the current, larger engines in favor of some smaller sources. A hybrid version may also be offered.


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  (596) posted on 03.1.2012

Pasajerong123, I know right? Usually cars like this are bought to accommodate more persons or luggage. It might be a bad idea if it isn’t as sturdy. Then again, perhaps the weight loss isn’t just for speed. Maybe it’s concerned about burdening less in case there really is a massive ton of persons and luggage.

  (399) posted on 02.27.2012

Using light-weight materials on this medium-sized vehicle might not really be a good idea. Although if they can come up to work on how to make this sturdier, it would be cool.

  (453) posted on 02.24.2012

The largest SUV in the Audi’s line-up. Is it good to cut-off its weight by 400kgs. Will it affect the performance output of Audi? I’m looking forward to seeing more from this Q7.

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