Audi is working on a new diesel electric plug-in hybrid version of the Q7
The next generation of the Audi Q7 is expected to be presented at the Detroit show next January. According to the carmaker, the novelty will be available in a plug-in hybrid version. The powertrain will consist of a gasoline engine and the hybrid set. Moreover, the new Q7 will be also offered with the diesel electric unit as well.
The carmaker has confirmed that the new Q7 will be available in the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid version and that variant may be also offered on the U.S. auto market.
It is know the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid technology is not new. First, it was offered by Volvo in the V60 two years ago. Then, it appeared in the Volkswagen XL1 last year but for only the European auto market.
The official representative of the Audi said the next generation of the Q7 and A8 would be available with the new diesel-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain. The internal combustion engine is the 3.0-liter V6 diesel unit. The automaker agreed to sell that novelty in the U.S. owing to the fuel economy but good power.
Audi thinks the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid set is the technology of the future, which allows reducing emissions but increasing the efficiency.
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