Audi Q7 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming to US

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Audi is adopting all sorts of electrified powertrains across its fleet.

Not just focusing on fully electric vehicles, Audi plans to install a plug-in hybrid diesel setup in the upcoming Q7 SUV, marking the first vehicle in the Volkswagen group’s portfolio to use the technology. The new Q7 will debut next year, initially with just gasoline and diesel powerplants. The plug-in hybrid system mated to a diesel engine will become available later in the year, and will be sold in both the U.S. and Europe.

The setup will combine a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with a plug-in hybrid system and is likely to show up in the A8 as well as the Q7. Audi believes strongly that plug-in hybrids are the best and most viable option for alternative powertrains because they are not limited in range like all-electric vehicles.

SEE ALSO: Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid Spy Photos

The 2016 Audi Q7 is expected to debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

GALLERY: Audi Q7 Plug-in Hybrid Spy Photos

[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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