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Second generation Audi Q7 arrives in South Africa, starts at R 924,000

Described as being “dauntless”, the second generation Audi Q7 is being launched in South Africa. The original version of the full-size SUV arrived in the country back in 2006 and since then more than 4,700 units were sold locally and now its successor is on its way to the dealerships where it will be available starting next month from R 924,000 for the 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic variant.

It comes generously equipped as standard with Audi MMI navigation Plus and Touchpad control, 18-inch rims, keyless start, Xenon plus headlights and front & rear park distance control. It really has all that you could wish for as it also comes with cruise control, two-zone climate, reverse camera, partial leather upholstery and an electrically-operated tailgate. The list of standard goodies also includes LED interior lighting, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Audi drive select, Bluetooth support and Audi music interface with USB.

At an additional cost, the ZA-spec second generation Audi Q7 can receive a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster aka Virtual Cockpit, along with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, rear entertainment system with dual 10.1-inch screen along with a plethora of safety and assistance systems like night vision, adaptive cruise control, trailer maneuver, rear cross traffic, collision avoidance, traffic jam and head-up display. Audi is also offering an all-wheel steering system which isn’t available for any other rival in this segment.

Audi South Africa will sell the new Q7 with a standard 5-year / 100,000 km warranty which can be optionally extended to a 6-year / 200,000 km plan.

Adrian Padeanu

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