The Audi Q7 V12 TDI was first revealed in production trim at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year but withheld key information, such as when the vehicle would eventually go on sale and what its specifications would look like, until last month. Now Audi has reportedly revealed that the Q7 V12 TDI will not be coming to America.
The new Q7 will be the world’s first passenger vehicle powered by a V12 TDI engine, and will go on sale at the end of the year, complete with a 500hp (368kW) and 737lb-ft (1,000Nm) output. Americans, however will have to make do with the 3.0L variant of the Q7, reports Car and Driver. The decision to snuff the brawny SUV for the U.S. market was based on sales volume projections and expected demand – both of which were very low. Europe, on the other hand, can’t get enough diesel engines in general, and is expected to love the big V12 TDI.
Source: Motor Authority