Exterior enhancements incorporate new wheel options, updated front and rear bumpers, unique new front headlamps and taillights, a single frame grille in gloss black with vertical catchy chrome strips, exterior mirror housings, and a new lower body panel featuring contrast paint for the Q7 3.6 quattro. There’s full body paint with Chrome package on the Q7 TDI quattro clean diesel, and S line treatment on the Q7 4.2 quattro. The equipment packages for the Q7 3.6 quattro and the Q7 TDI begin at the Premium level, while the 2010 Q7 4.2 quattro starts with Prestige level packaging.
The Q7 3.6 quattro comes equipped with the V6 3.6 FSI engine, the Q7 TDI quattro comes with the 3.0 TDI clean diesel engine, and the Q7 4.2 employs the V8 4.2 FSI engine. All the Q7 engine offerings meet the strict California ULEV emissions regs. Interior upgrades include optional ventilated front seats, new decorative inlay on the passenger side of the dashboard, additional ambient lighting on all four doors, an upgraded MMI system, additional interior chrome accents, and a new instrumentation font.
The technological advancements in the Q range include available features like the 3G MMI (Multi Media Interface) to provide richly detailed 3D maps courtesy of an automotive grade NVIDIA™ chip along with SIRIUS® traffic and joystick control. The MMI system also features voice-based destination input control and voice inputs, so all you have to say is “I’m hungry,” or “I need gas” or “I need coffee” and it will point to the closest options.
Audi Q7 also is one of the safest SUVs on the road, with a NHTSA 5-star crash safety rating and IIHS “Top Safety Pick” designation.