2015 Audi Q7

2015 Audi Q7

"The Audi Q7 will be the first model from the Volkswagen Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe."

Well, that's not entirely true, as the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid is already in production and sports a tiny diesel engine.  But if we overlook the inaccuracy in reporting, we still arrive at confirmation that the Audi Q7 will get the plug-in hybrid treatment.

"The Q7 will debut next year with gasoline and diesel powertrains. A plug-in diesel will come later and it will be sold in Europe and the U.S., the source said."

Automotive News Europe adds:

"This summer, Audi development chief boss Ulrich Hackenberg revealed the company’s desire to beat its German rivals to market with a plug-in diesel. He said the A8 and Q7 would get a plug-in diesel variants but stopped short of confirming which model would be first. He said the drivetrain will combine a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel and an electric motor."

"Hackenberg said Audi will also offer plug-in diesel variants in the U.S. He did not say which plug-in diesels Audi will sell in the U.S."

So, get ready for some diesel plug-in hybrids from Audi, including more than 1 coming to the U.S.

Source: Automotive News Europe

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