2016’s Audi Q7 Plug-in Hybrid Model Goes Diesel

December 19, 2014

Audi_Q7_1Audi has plans of electrifying its brand new plug-in hybrid version of Q7 next year. The new version in question will not be characterized by a gasoline-fueled engine, but instead by a diesel engine. Several countries across the globe are beginning to warm up to the idea of manufacturing plug-in hybrid cars. A similar trend has been evident in European automakers, which have benefited from a fuel economy that has shown bias towards plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. SUVs of a plug-in hybrid version are even the preferred choice every time the prices of gas start to rise. Fortunately, for the new plug-in hybrid model, Audi is not concerned about the costs of gasoline. The company plans to go against the norm and give the new Q7 model a powerful engine in combination with power generated from the battery.

Audi’s plan for its new hybrid car were first announced in July 2014, but now it has been confirmed that this 2016 version is set to debut in January, 2015. Although the numbers given are still not official, it is expected that the diesel-powered plug-in hybrid electric version will give a combination of fuel economy and a range of 100 miles per gallon. This is as per the standard European scale. The range of the new Q7 e-tron is expected to exceed 800 miles. Audi is set to promote the new car in the entire continent. Audi will sell its Q7 with the traditional gas, as well as diesel burning engines. The weight savings have been projected to be at least 660 pounds in comparison to the previous version, hence, all models will evidently benefit from this.

The brand new Q7 e-tron is set to debut during the January’s auto show in Detroit. Volvo V60 was Europe’s first diesel-electric hybrid car; hence, the Q7 e-tron will be the second. With respect to the SUV front that is pluggable, Q7 e-tron is expected to be a direct competitor of the Volvo’s XC90 T8, BMW’s X5 model and the Cayenne S e-Hybrid by Porsche. Audi has further stated that its new Q7 will have a pure electric range of that exceeds 30 miles. This is in contrast to BMW’s X5, which claims a pure electric range of approximately 20 miles.

The United States Audi Q7 newest version is said to rise since this will be a worldwide model. The Q7 e-tron has a combination of economy, refinement, performance and range, which is likely to convince even the Americans who tend to shy away from diesel.



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