Lately, every automaker is promising colossal weight discounts realized from redesigning traditionally heavy vehicles utilizing much more lightweight components. Land Rover claimed to get shaved around 926 pounds for the latest Range Rover-our scales revealed probably half which savings-and Ford has trumpeted the 2015 F-150’s aluminum body as economizing 700 pounds versus its predecessor. Now Audi’s all-new Q7 SUV appears touting the suppress weight that’s 717 pounds lighter than before.
That’s a lot of fat to trim, however simplifying the work had been 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 supply big-time off-road skill; as such, a bones could be more heavy and beefier compared to important for those vehicles’ day-to-day tasks.