Audi is cleaning up the Q7 with a new lower-output 3.0-litre diesel. The entry-level 201bhp V6 engine – first seen in the A6 – will sit alongside the 240bhp version.
The new model claims 39.2mpg economy and CO2 emissions of 189g/km, yet still sprints from 0-62mph in only 9.1 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 127mph. The Q7 also gets an eight-speed automatic box and Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive.
In addition, Audi has announced that an S line Plus trim level will be offered on the big off-roader for the first time. This adds 21-inch alloys, metallic paint and tinted windows to the spec of S line cars, plus Verano leather trim, an advanced sat-nav system, Google Earth access, in-car Wi-Fi and a reversing camera.
Prices for the new V6-engined Q7 start from £39,995 and rise to £49,120 for the S line Plus.