At the beginning of this month, an Audi Q7 started rapidly sinking beneath the ice but thankfully all those who were inside managed to escape safe and sound. It happened on February 1st in Changchun, Jilin Province located in northeast China during the Shaman Winter Fishing Festival when the driver of a first generation Audi Q7 just went too far and the ice started to break due to the vehicle’s weight.
There were three people inside the car and all of them got out before the Audi Q7 submerged, a process which took approximately five minutes. It’s unknown at this point why what really happened and why the driver drove on the frozen lake but at least there weren’t any injuries reported. However, the car was completed submerged so chances are it will be quite costly to repair but chances are the insurance company will consider this is a write-off.
Maybe this wouldn’t have happened if the Audi Q7 was a second generation as you probably know the new model is up to 325 kg lighter than its predecessor.