It’s no secret that the Ingolstadt company is planning to electrify the entire lineup by the end of this decade. Still, that doesn’t mean that Audi won’t continue with updates to the current models, powered by internal-combustion engines. One of them is the Q7, which has been in production in its current form since 2016. It was updated in 2020 and according to the latest reports, it will get another facelift that should keep it fresh until the all-electric successor arrives. That model is expected to arrive sometime in the next year, as the 2025 Audi Q7.
At this point, we still don’t know the details, but the test mule has been spotted with a good portion of camouflage. We presume that the focus will be on aesthetical updates, but changes on the inside are possible too. Of course, we also expect novelties in terms of standard and available equipment, while the powertrain lineup should remain the same.
2025 Audi Q7 Design
As mentioned, the current generation is expected to get another refresh, before it gets replaced by the all-electric successor. That model will come as the 2025 Audi Q7 and it will mostly focus on aesthetics. We are about to see an updated styling and if we can judge by the camouflage, new aesthetical solutions will come to both ends of the vehicle. The front end should bring changes in areas like headlights, grille, bumper etc. The rear end will bring new taillights, along with novelties in terms of taillights, rear bumper etc. Of course, we also count on goodies like new wheels, color options etc.
On the other hand, we don’t expect bigger changes in terms of mechanics. The 2025 Audi Q7 will continue to ride on a familiar MLB platform and offer a familiar chassis and suspension setup, offering composed handling in a combination with a smooth and comfortable ride.
Although the officials are still quiet, we expect to see notable interior updates as well. Although the current model still looks pretty impressive, it looks like Audio could bring a few more updates, in terms of new materials and a few dashboard tweaks. Of course, updates in terms of tech features are always possible.
Still, these updates won’t change the overall character of the cabin. This well-built and luxurious cabin is also very spacious, with two very spacious ad comfortable rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, there is the third row, which is tight but still a pretty handy advantage over rivals like BMW X5, which comes in variants with two rows only.
Finally, there is the cargo area, which offers around 14.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 35.7 cubic feet behind the second, and a maximum of 69.6 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s below average for the segment.
Of course, this update will also bring novelties in terms of standard and available equipment. We might see some new tech features, as well as upgrades in terms of safety and driver-assistance features. Still, most things should remain the same or very similar to the current model, which is already packed with all kinds of features.
For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.1-inch upper touch screen, an 8.6-inch lower touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a 10-speaker stereo, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Also, there are available features like wireless device charging, a 19-speaker Bose stereo, a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and quad-zone automatic climate control. We presume some of these could become part of the standard equipment.
2025 Audi Q7 Engines
The 2025 Audi Q7 engine lineup might get updated but we think that the current powertrain units will carry on without bigger changes. So, base models would come with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower. For those who look for something peppier, there is a familiar 3.0-liter turbo V6 with 335 horsepower, which offers notably better performance. Finally, there is the range-topping SQ7, with a 4.0-liter V8 that puts out 500 horsepower and hits 60 in just 4.3 seconds. All engines come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
This update might bring a plug-in hybrid setup. A couple of these powertrains are already available in the European-market versions, both based on a V6 engine, with 376 and 450 horsepower.
So, if the current engines are about to carry on, we may expect the same fuel economy. The base turbo-four returns around 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, while the V6 is just a little bit thirstier, returning around 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Finally, SQ7 returns around 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2025 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2025 Audi Q7 will arrive sometime in the second half of the year, and we don’t expect to see a significant price increase compared to the current model, which starts at around 60.000 dollars. Of course, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE will remain key competitors.