Audi SQ7 seen testing in India


Be it luxury cars or performance machines, Audi have always managed to offer some of the best items in those spaces. One such remarkable product from the Ingolstadt-based carmaker is the Audi SQ7, which is likewise touted to be a one of the most powerful diesel SUVs yet. Furthermore, the SUV was recently seen testing in India near Pune. Presently, we loved the Audi SQ7 when we drove it a year ago in Germany and were sitting tight for the SUV to arrive in India. And the recent sighting of this new test mule of the SQ7 indicates that the launch might not be too far. In fact, it could very well be one of the 10 new items Audi India has planned for this year.

Strangely the test mule that was recently seen in India was a left-hand-drive LHD model indicated by the printing on its back, which apparently is the only view of the car available now. You can likewise observe the SQ7 and the TDI badging on thetailgate  with a couple of stylish LED taillamps with the four rings at the centre and the quad exhaust system. The SUV also sports the same blue colour that is utilized for the global model. The SUV shares its design language with the regular Q7 SUV but the styling is more sporty and sharper.

The Audi SQ7 sits a bit lower and gets a sportier body kit. The face looks more pronounced with the sharper LED headlamps, more chrome highlights and larger air intakes. The alloys additionally add to the sporty character of the SUV.

The Audi SQ7 comes from another 4.0 liter TDI motor with an electric powered compressor (EPC), the first-of-its-kind to show up on a production vehicle. With all the tech wizardry on board, the oil burner is tuned to produce 435 hp of power and a whopping 900 Nm of peak torque. Power is channelled to all four wheels via the Quattro All-Wheel Drive system using an 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi SQ7 is fit for hitting the 0-100 km/h mark in only 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph.