Audi says a revamped version of its big Q7 SUV will offer new LED lighting and a new version of MMI.
The changes are minor for one of the most lauded of the big sport-utes, which competes against the likes of the Benz M-Class and BMW X5. The new LED lighting is applied on all Q7 taillamps; Audi will also fit the Q7 with optional LED turn signals and daytime running lights. In addition, the Q7 wears new wheels and new lower body paint for the 2010 model year.
Inside, the 2010 Q7 adopts the latest version of Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI), with a three-dimensional navigation map, Sirius traffic data and joystick control. Voice controls with better spoken-word skills are part of the upgrade: Audi says you can say, "I'm hungry," and the car will point to nearby restaurants.The Q7 is one of Audi's best-rated vehicles for safety, with five-star crash test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2010 Audi Q7 arrives in dealers in September sporting some mild work to its cabin and front end, and a price tag starting at $47,725. The turbodiesel starts at $51,725, but Audi notes that it is eligible for a $1,150 federal tax credit for new green vehicles.
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