Since there is no segment to introduce a new model anymore, premium manufacturer turned to trucks now. The famous company from Ingolstadt is not an exception, so we are about to see a ute from this carmaker as well. At the moment, Mercedes-Benz already has its new X-Class in the offer, while BMW is also preparing something interesting, according to the latest reports. At the moment, more precise details about the 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck are still unknown.
We are still waiting for some official statement from the manufacturer, so unofficial reports are currently the only source of information at the moment. Even these reports are quite opposite in many ways, including size, base design characteristics, platform etc. In any case, let’s speculate about the new model a little bit until we get some more reliable info.
2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, we can find opposite reports on the network. On one side, some reports suggest that the new 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck will come in a traditional truck manner, featuring conventional body-on-frame platform. Audio doesn’t have experience with building such vehicles, so this could be quite challenging. Though there is a model that comes from the parent company VW, known as the Amarok, it is a relatively old truck. It came six years ago, which seems like a pretty long time for a premium segment.
We are much closer to the scenario that involves a modern unibody platform. It won’t be the first time to see such a design. The Honda Ridgeline is present for about 13 years and it comes with a car-like platform, which may affect in a bad way things like towing capacity and overall capabilities, but definitely brings a lot of benefits n terms of comfort and overall driving experience. True truck lovers probably won’t appreciate such approach, but Audi lovers definitely won’t buy this luxury pickup to tow a trailer. It will be a comfort-oriented vehicle, just like the one we expect to come from a rival company BMW.
2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck Styling
In terms of styling, we expect to see pretty much all familiar details that characterize this brand. This will be a mid-size truck, based on the Q7 model. Therefore, two models will have many things in common, including almost complete mechanics. However, the new 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck will probably be a little bit bigger and with a longer wheelbase that will provide enough space for the cabin and cargo bed. Speaking of the cabin, we are pretty sure that the new model will exclusively come in some kind of a double cab layout. A regular cab version definitely won’t come.
When it comes to 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck’s look, once again expect a lot of similarities with the Q7 SUV. The front end should be pretty much identical, from the bumper all away to the B-pillar. Rest of the vehicle will come in a classic truck manner, though more precise details are yet to come.
2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck Interior
Although formally a utility vehicle, the 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck will be all about the luxury. We are about to see a premium cabin, with hi-end materials and plenty of tech features. Basically, expect to see the same layout as in the Q7. The current-generation SUV is present on the market for about three years, so we could see some minor tweaks. Still, the overall dashboard design should remain largely unchanged, with the same super-long horizontal lines and predominately with analog controls. Of course, expect to see a lot of gadgetry and other tech features. This includes the latest infotainment system with a touchscreen, premium audio system, smartphone integration and other kinds of connectivities. A bunch of advanced safety systems is expected as well.
2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we expect 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck to mimic its SUV sibling. North American drivers will enjoy the power of a large 3.0-liter V6 engine. It is good for about 333 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, European drivers would probably prefer something more efficient. So, there is a smaller 2.0-liter inline-four, which delivers around 250 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Outside North America, the new 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck will also come with diesel engines in the offer. There is a well-known 3.0-liter TDI engine, which comes in two output variants, with either 215 or 270 horsepower. The same engine is used for the e-Tron, hybrid version, which delivers a combined output of 382 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a chance to see a hi-performance version, with the “S” badge, which uses a large 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine, with a max output of 435 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
The new 2019 Audi Q7 Pickup Truck should come sometime in the next year. At the moment, we don’t have any reliable information about the price. Still, some reports suggest base models will go between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars. Biggest rivals should be Mercedes-Benz X-Class and the upcoming pickup from BMW.