OD SUV Slugfest: Audi Q7

Bob Rupani  /
07 Sep 2018 10:58:51 IST

This is one of the most aspired for SUVs in India and a symbol of having arrived.

Styling and street presence

A great example of modern day SUV design. It's sleek and smart, but not daunting enough for some. Finely sculpted body, however dimensionally it appears too long.

Seating and visibility

Easy to enter and exit and front quarter glass increases cornering vision. Very good wiper sweep.

All-terrain capability

Has the famed quattro all-wheel drive and best-in-class 235mm of ground clearance, which is exceptional. The adaptive air suspension has ride adjust and rises in the off-road/lift mode.

Practicality

Effective headlight washers and a useful 360 degree camera with selectable views. Also underbody protection. With third row seats up, boot space is limited and deflated spare wheel further reduces room available. Inflating it is a pain.

Touring ability and performance

Powerful engine and range of about 750km. Great high speed stability and long legs for extended road trips.

Stage timings

3m 53.80s

Feels massive on the stage and suspension is also too soft. There is a bit of body roll and a sense of floating, but braking is assured and steering accurately points it in the right direction.

Specifications

Price: Rs 1.05 crore (on-road, Mumbai)
Engine type: 3.0D/248PS/600Nm
Fuel Economy: 8.62kmpl
Fuel capacity and Range: 75l/650km
2WD/AWD/4WD: AWD
4WD lock: No
Diff Lock: No
Ground Clearance: 235mm
Dimensions (LWH) mm: 5,052 x 1,968 x 1,740
Wheelbase: 2,994mm
Weight: 2,330kg (kerb)
Off-Road Driving Modes: Yes
Headlight Washers: Yes
Boot Capacity: 775l

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All about the OVERDRIVE SUV Slugfest

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 70.12 Lakhs
Displacement
2967cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
248
Max Torque(Nm)
600
Mileage
14.75 Kmpl

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