The 1st Generation Audi Q7 was introduced in 2005. The 1st Generation Audi Q7 is a front engine four wheel drive SUV. The Audi Q7 1st Generation received a facelift in 2009 that included a series of minor cosmetic upgrades. The Audi Q7 2005 shares a platform with many other cars in the Volkswagen Group lineup such as the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. The Q7 is available in 7 models 3.6 FSI, 4.2 FSI, 3.0 TFSI, S Line 3.0 TFSI, 3.0 TDI, 4.2 TDI and 6.0 TDI. Production of the the Audi Q7 1st Generation lasted for 11 years, the Audi Q7 was available to purchase in the years 20005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015. The Audi Q7 is available in 2 variants Premium and S Line Prestige. The price of the Audi Q7 is fairly competitive when compared to other cars in the same class.
The exterior of the 1st Generation Audi Q7 features a unique design language. The front end houses narrow trapezium side swept headlights, a very large black colored trapezium grille with chrome inserts, triple air intakes and slim narrow rectangular styled front fog lights. The rear end houses dual circular exhaust outlets, sharp trapezium styled side swept taillights and a standard case tailgate. The updated facelift version featured brand new headlights with integrated daytime running lights, a large chrome finished trapezium shaped grille and dual daytime running light LED strips. The rear end houses new LED rear taillights and a power tailgate. The overall exterior of the 1st Generation Audi Q7 features a fairly distinctive design language that sets itself apart from other cars in the same class. All variants of the Audi Q7 feature identical styling in every aspect.
The interior of the 1st Generation Audi Q7 features familiar Audi design language. The front and rear seats are covered in a choice of black, cardamom, espresso and limestone leather. Standard features on the Premium variant include power and heated door mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless entry, multifunction steering wheel, 11-speaker stereo audio system, rain sensing wipers, reversing camera, stability control, 8-way heated power memory front seats and traction control. Features and options on the higher end S Line prestige include auto-dimming door mirrors, trailer hitch receiver, power moonroof, power 3rd row moonroof, rear HVAC, satellite navigation, adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel, auto-tilt away steering wheel, rear seat entertainment system, 3rd row of seats (7 total), 14-speaker stereo audio system, headlight cleaning system, rear power window blind, surround view camera system, rear side impact airbags, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The overall interior of the 2005 Audi Q7 features a good amount of interior space for a large SUV of its exterior dimensions, it also offers a good level of comfort and interior refinement.