Expanded Head, Shoulder, Legroom Help 2016 Audi Q7 Win EyesOn Design Award
The 2016 Audi Q7 made its debut at the North American International Auto Show last week and had crowds gathering to check out its sleek, aggressive exterior and its modern, well-organized interior. The judges took notice too naming the full-sized SUV the winner of the first-ever EyesOn Design Award for “Best Designed Interior.”
The EyesOn Design Awards are given to the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS as determined by North American and global leaders of design from automotive manufacturers, along with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields.
Among the praised features of the 2016 Q7 are the seating for up to seven passengers, and a combination clean and simple lines, minimizing the number of buttons while offering more technological controls than ever. The Q7 also has Audi’s latest in infotainment, connectivity, and driver assistance systems as well as the Audi virtual cockpit.
The large MMI all-in-touch control unit with a large touchpad is a highlight of the Q7 and the system while families will especially like that Google Android Auto and AppleCarPlay are also available for the first time in an Audi in the Q7.
Under “this is Tesla-like,” a specially designed Audi tablet can be mounted onto the back of the driver and passenger seats respectively for rear seat entertainment as well as to operate MMI functions. The tablet has been designed to be automotive grade and tested to withstand varying temperatures.
Like what you’re reading? The Q7 is scheduled to go on sale in the United States in the first quarter of 2016.