Audi SQ7 TDI review – diesel power has never been so appealing - Design

Despite a size and weight disadvantage, the Audi SQ7 is fast and capable thanks to a raft of technology

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  • Drives with more poise and grip than you’d expect from a two-tonne SUV
  • It’s big and it isn’t subtle. The Vorsprung Edition doesn’t ride well enough

Design

Probably the most controversial part of the SQ7 is the way it looks. It makes no apologies for being big, and none of its styling seems to disguise its bulk. But if what you want is an imposing car, one that when driven at a brisk pace will look so absurd and frightening that it will cause other road users to dive out of your way, then the SQ7 will be perfect for you.

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It looks best with the huge 22-inch Audi Sport wheels. Not only is the two-tone, Y-spoke design, with deep centres rather appealing, but it makes the rest of the car look much better proportioned. However, they’re not with it for the effect they have on the way it drives.

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