Audi likely to launch SQ7 in India this Diwali

Audi is all set to launch its flagship SUV 'SQ7' in India. The German auto giant, which had introduced the SUV last December, will bring in the sportier version of the luxury SUV SQ7 around the festive season.

The latest addition to the Q7 line-up, which sits on top of Audi's range, could carry a price tag that's Rs. 25 lakh higher than the regular Q7.

This new SUV will not only look a lot sportier than the standard version but will also come with a larger power plant. The SQ7 gets a 4.0-litre V8 unit that pumps 441PS of power along with a staggering 900Nm of torque.

The SQ7 rockets to 100kmph from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds and goes all the way up to 250kmph. The EPC helps the twin-turbochargers to work more efficiently and reduce turbo-lag by maintaining a higher volume of air in the induction system much before the turbochargers can start working their magic, especially in the lower rev range. The electromechanical active anti-roll bars reduce body roll while cornering - much more effectively than non-active anti-roll bars.

In terms of the exterior, the SQ7 sets itself apart from the standard car by a series of subtle revisions such as a grille insert, uniquely styled bumpers, aluminium housings for the door mirrors and four rectangular tailpipes, and bigger wheels. An optional brake package using the same ceramic-carbon brake discs offered on the second-generation R8 are also among the list of options.

The SQ7 will be priced around Rs. 1 crore and will take on the BMW X5M and the Porsche Cayenne S in the performance SUV category.