The current-generation Audi Q7 is almost a decade old, but the Ingolstadt brand is squeezing out a few more years of it with another facelift.

    The 2025 Audi Q7 and SQ7 are due in Australia in the second half of 2024, featuring refreshed exterior styling and various tech upgrades.

    Updated front end styling includes a new grille design, restyled front bumper with reshaped air intakes, as well as redesigned headlights. This styling varies depending on whether you opt for a regular or S line Q7, or the sportier SQ7.

    The redesigned headlights are available with either LED, Matrix LED or HD Matrix LED technology, the lattermost featuring laser high-beam at speeds above 70km/h.

    The HD Matrix LED headlights also feature digital daytime running light signatures, allowing the user to select one of four different light signatures via the infotainment touchscreen.

    Down back, there are new optional Digital OLED tail lights with four selectable light designs.

    Audi says it has “systematically reduced the decorative elements” for a more “purist” look, while base and S line versions are distinguished with the former featuring colour-contrasted bumper and door trim and the latter going for a more monochromatic look.

    Optional Black and Plack Plus packages bring black accents around the grille, as well as on the bumpers and around the side windows.

    Other exterior changes include new 20-, 21- and 22-inch wheel designs; new Sakhir Gold, Ascari Blue and Chili Red exterior finishes; new Natural Elm Burl Silver, Matte Brushed Aluminium, and Matte Carbon Twill decorative interior inlays; and seats with contrasting stitching.

    The MIB 3 infotainment system allows you to download certain popular third-party apps like Spotify from an app store and use them without connecting Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, while the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster displays more information such as other road users and distance and lane change warnings.

    The powertrain range is unchanged.

    The 45 TDI features a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 170kW of power and 500Nm of torque, good for a 0-100km/h time of 7.1 seconds.

    The 50 TDI has a higher-output version of this engine with 210kW and 600Nm, slashing the 0-100km/h time to 6.1 seconds.

    The most affordable petrol option is the 55 TFSI, packing a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine producing 250kW and 500Nm and boasting a 0-100km/h time of 5.6 seconds.

    All Q7 models feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, and a 48V mild-hybrid system, and boast 3500kg towing capacity.

    The flagship SQ7 TFSI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 producing 373kW and 770Nm, good for a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds.

    The V8 features cylinder deactivation, allowing it to run on just four cylinders. Like the other engines, it’s mated with an eight-speed automatic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

    The SQ7’s optional advanced suspension package brings Audi’s sport differential for torque vectoring, plus electromechanical active roll stabilisation.

    The current, second-generation Q7 was revealed in 2015, with an updated version revealed in 2019.

    Last year, Audi sold 1961 examples of the Q7 and SQ7 in Australia – more than the Volvo XC90 (1299 sales), but behind rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLE (2535) and BMW X5 (3682).

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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