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Awards 2008 - Large 4x4: Audi Q7

Date: 22 January 2008

Audi Q7

After narrowly missing out on winning this category last year, the Q7 has taken gold in the large 4x4 sector, thereby giving Audi its sixth BusinessCar Award of 2008.

Last year was the Q7's first full year of sales and it hit the market by storm, selling nearly 3000 cars - well ahead of any of its rivals.

And even though this mighty off-roader has only just gone on sale Audi has already revealed enhancements for the range. At the end of last year the German brand revealed a two-part initiative aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its Q7 4x4 with a petrol-electric hybrid version.

Ahead of the hybrid's expected launch at the end of this year was the immediate introduction of a revised, cleaner and more efficient 3.0-litre TDI version.

The hybrid is based on the 3.6-litre petrol-powered variant and is mated to an electric motor located in the drivetrain. It generates a claimed 23% reduction, both in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

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