2017 Audi SQ7 TDI review

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI review

The “fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world,” as its maker claims, has hit Aussie terra firma and I’m surely not the only observer to view the concept around the 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI with a degree of logic-driven skepticism.

Even the concept is tricky to pin down: does the new large-SUV tree-topper from Ingolstadt favour performance? Or sportiness? Or both? And why would you need lots of either, or both, in a device intrinsically purposed for hauling half of the under-nines soccer team to the local park on Sunday morning?

Of course, the thick end of premium market caters more for wants than needs, despite how comprehensively the latter is covered off. In some buyers’ eyes, the allure of simply owning “the most-powerful diesel SUV in Australia” alone is well worth the $153,616 admission before you get Audi’s first-ever SQ7 on the road or tick any options boxes.

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