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Video: Audi shows how the second-gen Q7 did in the INKA test

Audi has released a new video showing us how the second-gen Q7 performed in the demanding INKA test.

The Ingolstadt-based automaker takes quality assurance very serious which is why their new flagship Q model was thoroughly tested to make sure it lives up to the marque’s prestige. There was a corrosion and aging test which over the course of 19 weeks simulated how the car ages in 12 years. In addition, the Q7 was put through its paces in various extreme climate conditions, including intense heat, very low temperatures (-35 degrees Celsius), 100% humidity and other similar environments – all simulated in the testing laboratories.

Moreover, test drivers took prototypes of the Audi Q7 on gravel, mud, saltwater and vibrating sections to see how the vehicle stacks up and make sure everything is in order.

Deliveries of the new model have already commenced across Europe, but chances are sales of the 3.0 TDI model are going to be hampered by the ongoing dieselgate, even though that particular engine is not among the units that come with the defeat device.

Engine aside, the second-gen Q7 seems to be a rock solid product and should be one of the most thoroughly developed and tested vehicles in its segment.

Adrian Padeanu

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