Audi has green-lighted the plug-in hybrid Q7

Audi Q7The idea of an Audi Q7 hybrid is not new. It has always been around. When Audi first unveiled its Q7, at the Frankfurt motor show in 2005, there was a concept of a hybrid model next to the production Q7 SUV, but it never left the concept stage. This is about to change. There will definitely be a production hybrid Q7, it will be a plug-in, and it will come soon. It might even be the next plug-in hybrid Audi, coming to the market just after the A3 e-tron, and possibly before the A4 and A6 plug-in hybrids.

Another thing’s for sure, it will have original tech. Porsche has recently unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera sedan, and the Cayenne should get it too, but the powertrain in the plug-in hybrid Audi Q7 should be all different, despite the Cayenne and the Q7 sharing the same platform. The new plug-in hybrid Q7 is more likely to get a four-cylinder engine. It could be unveiled at next year’s Paris show, in September.

Note: our picture shows the current Q7.