Audi Q7 replacement, Q9 due in 2025 – report


Audi will reportedly launch a brand new era of Q7 in 2025, and it might be joined by a fair bigger SUV known as the Q9.

Automotive Information experiences the Q7 and Q9 can be among the many final combustion-powered automobiles launched by Audi, which has beforehand dedicated to solely launching electrical automobiles after 2026 and switching to an EV-only line-up by 2033… besides in China.

The Q7 will reportedly supply electrification within the type of mild-hybrid powertrains, although it appears doubtless plug-in hybrids can be accessible contemplating the present model affords them in different markets.

After Q7 and Q8 ought to come Q9, at the least in line with Automotive Information, to extra instantly rival the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

The Q9 has reportedly been designed with the US and China markets in thoughts, and US sellers have reportedly been instructed it’s coming.

It’s to not be confused with the Q6, a big, three-row SUV primarily based on the MQB platform that was revealed earlier this 12 months – and itself to not be confused with the worldwide Q6 e-tron, primarily based on the Premium Platform Electrical.

When this model was spied testing it was believed to be the long-rumoured Q9, nevertheless it’s as an alternative intently associated to the Volkswagen Atlas and has been developed solely for the Chinese language market.

Regardless of the title, the Q6 is mere millimetres longer than a Q7, which measures up at 5063mm lengthy.

A BMW X7 is 5151mm lengthy and a Mercedes-Benz GLS is 5219mm lengthy, whereas there are luxury-brand SUVs bigger nonetheless just like the body-on-frame Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80 and Lincoln Navigator.

There’s due to this fact room for a fair bigger Audi three-row SUV, leaving the Q7 to sort out the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Although not normal match like within the Q7, each the X5 and GLE could be specified with a 3rd row of seating however patrons in search of extra room can step as much as bigger SUVs – one thing Audi patrons can’t presently do.

The present, second-generation Q7 entered manufacturing in 2015, and was facelifted in 2020.

It’s presently accessible in Australia with a spread of turbocharged six-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains, plus a twin-turbo petrol V8 within the flagship SQ7.

In different markets, it’s additionally accessible with a turbocharged V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain.

It’s underpinned by the MLB Evo structure, additionally utilized by the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg, in addition to Audi’s e-tron and Q8.

Audi has been working low on numbers for its SUVs at this level, and has additionally been working to ascertain a shadow lineup of electrical SUVs.

There are the combustion-powered Q2, Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8 SUVs – with Sportback variations of the Q3 and Q5 – plus the electrical This autumn e-tron, e-tron, and upcoming Q6 e-tron and Q8 e-tron.

In China, the Q6 can also be accessible, together with the MEB-based Q5 e-tron.

The Q2 received’t get replaced, whereas the e-tron – although reportedly set for a considerable mechanical replace subsequent 12 months – appears more likely to fade away as soon as the Q6 e-tron and Q8 e-tron fashions launch.

The Q6 e-tron was set to launch in 2023, although issues on the Volkswagen Group’s Cariad software program division have delayed the launch of its Porsche Macan EV platform-mate to 2024.

The Q8 e-tron might launch round 2026.

A brand new Q5 has been spied testing and can slide in earlier than Audi’s EV cut-off like the following Q7. It’s more likely to debut in 2023.

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