The Audi SQ7 Facelift offers some optional package onboard along with the addition of a new touchscreen infotainment system on board.
The Audi SQ7 is a performance-based SUV based on the regular Q7 and recently the vehicle has received a facelift. Other than the cosmetic changes the SUV gets, the major change is under the hood which gets a staggering 435 bhp V8 diesel engine.
The facelift Audi SQ7 gets a larger single-frame grille with imposing vertical slats. The SUV also gets tweaked taillights and headlamp design and the taillights now see a fancy looking chrome bar just below them.
The car now sits on 20-inch wheels and the company is also offering an all-black package on the SQ7. It also sees a new Daytona colour paint scheme. The ORVM gets brushed silver detailing and front and rear bumpers see underbody protection.
The Audi SQ7 will also be offered in Vorsprung edition which adds 22-inch wheels along with seats fitted with climate control and comes with a massage function. This edition will also get all-wheel steering which further boosts handling. Adaptive sport air suspension comes as a standard fitment.
The interiors of the 2020 Audi SQ7 facelift sees a new touchscreen infotainment system, Valcona finished leather seats, illuminated door sills trim, WiFi hotspot, voice control and more. The SUV gets a new display at the centre console that integrates the climate control settings.
The braking system for the SQ7 has been improved as it gets 400 mm discs at the front and 370 mm unit at the rear with black or red callipers. Optional carbon-ceramic brakes are also available to further reduce the stopping distance.
Under the hood, the 4.0-litre Biturbo V8 diesel engine produces range topping 435 bhp along with a peak torque of 900 Nm. Transmission option includes an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and the power is sent to all-four wheels via Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims 0-100 km/h can be done in 4.8 seconds, however, the top speed is limited to just 250 km/h.
The same engine is used in the SQ8 too but gets a 48V mild-hybrid Electrically powered compressors that add two turbochargers which improve torque when accelerating at low speeds. It competes with the likes of Range Rover Sport and Porche Cayenne and BMW X5M.