The facelift of the second generation Q7 takes a leaf from the Q8 design playbook, with sharper body styling, a broader front grille and smart-looking Matrix lights. The Black Exterior Styling Package ($1450 option) is worth the extra outlay as it replaces the standard chrome trim front and rear, which is more reminiscent of luxury cars from the '90s.
The Glacier White metallic paint our test car came in complements the black trim nicely, although for some reason it comes as a $2400 option. Since when did we start paying extra for white paint?
Additional exterior options on our test car included the sporty-looking 21-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass for the rear windows. All of which arrives as part of the Premium Plus package. The larger rims give this large SUV a slightly sleeker profile that more resembles a large wagon. These extra touches definitely add to the premium look of the Q7.
The theme continues inside with the Bang and Olufsen stereo, leather-appointed seats, steering wheel and gear shifter, aluminium inlays dotted throughout, and the addition of the two large touchscreens occupying significant real estate in the centre dash. The finish and fit is all class and creates a pleasant and premium cabin space.