Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, has announced the all-new second generation Audi Q7 will be officially revealed during the Detroit Auto Show in January 2015

Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, has announced the all-new second generation Audi Q7 will be officially revealed during the Detroit Auto Show in January 2015.

Speaking to IndianAutosBlog at the Paris Motor Show, he said “if you make a trip to Detroit, you’ll see it”. Most likely the model will make its world premiere on 12 or 13 January 2015, when the press days of the motor show will be held.

The 2015 Audi Q7 will be based on VW’s MLB Evo architecture and will be significantly lighter than its predecessor, as previous reports have indicated the model could drop as much as 800 lbs (363 kg). There are also rumors about a version with an electric turbocharged engine with power coming likely from the RS5 TDI concept. An e-tron variant was confirmed and it will feature a 3.0 TDI V6 working with an electric motor to provide a rumored combined output of 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).

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