Next Audi Q7 to Lose Weight: 770 Pounds (350 Kg)

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We've been waiting for years to see automotive producers stop their vehicles from getting fatter and fatter and it seems that our wish is now on its way to being granted. Almost every important new or future SUV is/will be lighter than the car it replaces and now there's a new car that joins this diet list: the Audi Q7
According to Car and Driver, the diet will be used for all future Audi vehicles, which each future car using the four rings set to lighter than its predecessor thanks to the use of aluminum.

Returning to the Audi Q7, it seems that the hefty four-wheeled creation will loose as much as 770 pounds (around 350 kg), which can be translated into 14 percent of its current curb weight.

When we said that we had been waiting for this to happen for a long time, we were expecting to see the diet boost performance. Obviously the carmakers are now targeting increasing efficiency, but there will also be an inevitable performance increase. Let's just hope that this won't be "counterbalanced" by the car's new price.

Since we're here, we'll also mention an SUV that is about to get a revamp, but won't lose any weight: The Mercedes G-Class (we have a set of fresh spyshots here). However, we can't really complain about this...
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