Just like we've established in one of our previous reports, the new Q7 is more car-like. Its once bolstered and flared wheel arches are now discrete, just as we've seen with new Range Rovers coming out in the past year.
Keen-eyed Audi fans will also spot the new fog lights or side intakes on the front bumper, which also have a clean and geometric design, just like on an A3 compact.
A lighter, stiffer MLB Evo aluminum platform will be help reduce overall weight by as much as 300 kg (+660 pounds), at least according to some reports.
What we can tell you for sure is what will power the new Q7. Two brand new diesel V6 mills are ready to replace the existing ones. The base model will have 218 hp instead of the current 204 hp, while the 245 hp mid-grade V6 will be jumped up to 272 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Despite having more power, both will be more efficient as well.
Meanwhile in the petrol range Audi is likely to use only one version of the 3.0 TFSI, either the 310 or the 333 hp unit. Transmission choices are likely to revolve around the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic sourced from ZF and combined with Audi quattro all-wheel drive (although they might sneak a 7-speed in on a base model or two).