2024 Audi Q7: premium seven-seater receives its second facelift
Audi’s luxury SUV gets minor tweaks for the 2024 model year
- Refreshed styling
- New laser headlights
- Starts from £66,605
The Audi Q7 has been facelifted for 2024, bringing external styling tweaks and some minor tech enhancements on the inside. The Q7 is the brand’s largest SUV, with seating for up to seven passengers, and first went on sale nine years ago. Following its first comprehensive facelift in 2019, the 2024 model sticks to relatively small changes in order to keep it competitive against rivals such as the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.
What’s new for the 2024 Audi Q7?
The most obvious change for the 2024 Audi Q7 is the revised front end design. The grille is new, with an octagonal mesh pattern replacing the vertical bars of the outgoing model, and the two side air intakes have shrunk in size. All models now come with LED matrix headlights but the party piece is the new laser light technology.
Only available on top-spec models, the laser high-beams activate above 43.5mph and provide much improved range. Models fitted with these headlights also benefit from a choice of four daytime running light (DRL) signatures, which can be selected through the infotainment system.
You’ll need a keen eye to spot any changes at the rear of the Q7, with the sheet metal largely unchanged. The lower bumper has been tweaked and there are a pair of new OLED tail lights for top-spec models, featuring the same choice of four light signatures. Buyers will have a selection of new alloy wheel designs to choose from, up to 22-inches, as well as four new paint colours.
The Audi Q7’s interior was entirely overhauled for the 2019 facelift, so it’s understandable that not much has changed for 2024. It’s still offered with seven seats, but there are new trim and leather options. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit remains as standard fitment, now showing more information from the driver assistance and safety systems.
What trim levels are offered for the 2024 Audi Q7?
Buyers will have the same choice of S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung trim levels for the 2024 Audi Q7. S line models get air suspension, the new LED matrix headlights, heated seats, a rear view camera and privacy glass. Black Edition adds bigger 21-inch alloy wheels, black exterior trim and sports air suspension, while top-spec Vorsprung models get the new laser high-beams, a panoramic sunroof, four-wheel steering and 22-inch wheels.
What engine options are there for the 2024 Audi Q7?
There are no changes under the bonnet for the 2024 Audi Q7, with two diesels and two petrols still on offer. The entry-level engine is the 45 TDI 3.0-litre diesel with 228bhp, the more expensive 50 TDI engine getting 282bhp. The 55 TSFI 3.0-litre petrol engine sits between the two diesels in terms of cost, but produces 335bhp. All models feature mild hybrid tech for improved efficiency and low-speed refinement.
The other petrol engine is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, reserved for the range-topping SQ7. With 500bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds, it’s the fastest Q7 by quite some margin, but fuel economy unsurprisingly suffers – you’ll only manage around 22mpg.
How much does the 2024 Audi Q7 cost and when can I order one?
The 2024 Q7 will start from £66,605 for the entry-level S line model with the 45 TDI engine, while opting for the more powerful diesel engine adds £3,040. The petrol-powered Q7 starts at £69,000.
Black Edition trim commands a £4,450 premium over S line. If you’re after a top-spec Vorsprung model, be prepared to hand over an additional £18,650 on top of that. The sporty SQ7 model is only available in Black Edition and Vorsprung trim, costing £92,420 and £111,370 respectively.
UK order books are set to open in March.
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