Fuel economy has been improved across the range, with Audi claiming lower CO2 emissions from all six Q7 engines thanks to ‘energy recuperation technology’ that replenishes the battery when braking and coasting.
As a result, CO2 emissions have been reduced by up to 5g/km with the biggest gains enjoyed by the 4.2-litre TDI. Fuel economy rises from 25.5mph to 28.5mpg on the combined cycle.
The Q7 will also get Audi’s AdBlue system to remove harmful nitrous oxides from the car’s exhaust gases. This system will be fitted to the Q7 3.0 TDI, and cuts C02 output by 4g/km, down to 235g/km.
Visual changes include a redesigned front grille and new bumpers that incorporate under-body protectors to shield your Q7’s underbelly in the unlikely event it ever manages to find its way off-piste.
The carbon ceramic brakes fitted as standard on the Q7 V12 will now be available as an option on the 4.2-litre FSI and 4.2-litre TDI models.
Unsurprisingly, all these changes don’t come for free. Prices have risen by £1590 for the S-line model and £550 for the SE variant, with a base model 3.0 TDI now costing £38,575.