The Q7 is one of the highest-rated and most luxurious crossover sport utility vehicles (SUVs) currently in production. Having been initially released to the public at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Q7 remains one of the most popular models that is currently produced by the German automaker Audi. The Q7 was actually the first sport utility vehicle that was offered by Audi, so it was seen to be the proving ground for later models yet to emerge from this manufacturer. Since 2007, other generations of this vehicle such as the Q5 and the Q3 have since entered into the global marketplace (note the numerical designations are in a descending as opposed to an ascending order; a trait particular to this line of vehicles). The chassis of the Q7 is said to be quite similar to that of the Porsche Cayenne.
While it is indeed classified as a sport utility vehicle, the Q7 is not truly intended for challenging off-road use. Although it performed well under rather grueling conditions, the luxury nature of the Q7 allows it to be more popular within the suburban and urban environments than amongst off-road touring enthusiasts. Nonetheless, this model comes equipped with a standard all-wheel drive system as well as an adjustable air suspension platform; allowing it to handle moderately difficult off-road situations well.
As the Q7 and its successors have enjoyed a great deal of international popularity, it can be assumed that Audi will release further variants of this model into the new future.