The magazine’s designer took extra care to integrate Audi’s current and known future design. the evolved grille is combined with a very interesting take on the floating grille design seen on the TTS. It’s quite handsome.
As for the next-gen Q7, we can tell you what we know. First of all, the Q7 will migrate from the current underpinnings to Audi’s modular longitudinal architecture (MLB), as will its VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne cousins. The move will offer much more flexibility in design thanks to cost savings through use of shared components with other MLB offerings that will eventually range from the A4 on up to the A8.
As for engines, we expect a brawnier next-generation 3.0 TDI, and a new base engine using the 3.0T FSI will debut in the facelifted version of the current car before that lifecycle is over.