Audi SQ7 TDI to Land Stateside?

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onMay 2nd, 2016


Audi’s all new SQ7 TDI has so far only been destined for the European market. However, with the SUV market in North American in considerable growth mode, it leads one to think that Audi would want to capitalize on that market and bring more SUV offerings to their Canadian and US customers. Although no official word yet from Audi, we can only at this point continue our wishful thinking and hope that the SQ7 TDI one day gets announced for its transatlantic journey.

Despite all the bad press around diesel vehicles lately, what makes the SQ7 TDI a highly sought after SUV is that it gives fuel economy like a diesel vehicle, but it packs the performance of its gasoline counterparts. The SQ7 packs in a 435hp and a staggering 664lb/ft of torque. That type of power allows the SQ7 TDI to sprint to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Compare that to the gasoline version of the competition like the X5 M who runs a 4.2 second 100km/h burst or the GLS63 clocking in at 4.6 seconds, the SQ7 TDI all of a sudden becomes a contender in a space you wouldn’t have thought it would be in.

With no official pricing released for North America, one could surmise that after exchange and taxes the SQ7 TDI should work out to roughly $86,000 USD, which puts it in a very competitive price point for consumers.

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