Lately, every automaker is boasting huge weight discounts noticed from redecorating traditionally heavy vehicles utilizing more lightweight components. Land Rover stated to get shaved around 926 pounds from the latest Range Rover-our scales showed perhaps half that savings-and Ford has trumpeted the 2015 F-150’s aluminum body as economizing 700 pounds versus its predecessor. Today Audi’s all-new Q7 Sports utility vehicle appears offering a control weight that’s 717 pounds lighter then previous to.
That’s plenty of fat to trim, although simplifying the duty is the truth that any last-gen Q7 was veritably overengineered. It sat on the platform shared with Volkswagen’s Touareg and Porsche’s Cayenne, underpinnings created to produce big-time off-road capability; as such, a bones were more heavy and also beefier than necessary for those vehicles’ day-to-day tasks.