Next Generation Audi A7 Sportback Spied Testing

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Next generation Audi A7 Sportback seems to have emulated a more mature version of the Prologue concept with its sleeker design language

The new generation Audi A7 Sportback has been spotted testing in the wild as the design cues of the much anticipated luxury vehicle have finally come to the fore. The entire shape of the new A7 stays identical to the current model but there are certain subtle differences that spark a matured silhouette and sharper appearance to the four-door coupe.

The spied prototype appears to have production-ready front fascia as the headlamp cluster and tail lamp unit are extended bringing a sleeker profile. Despite cladding huge amounts of camouflage, the clean side body panels and prominent swooping bonnet structure have remained faithful to the Prologue concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in earlier February.

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The rear profile is not too fantasized and as earlier reports it stays contemporary unlike the aggressive façade up front. While it looks different from the next generation Audi A8, the aggressive large hexagonal grille provides an imposing stance with character lines embellishing its road presence.

The exhaust system points towards the surface which triggers the rumour that the new A7 could bear a h-tron variant featuring hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Audi displayed a h-tron Quattro version of the A7 Sportback through a concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show and that design study could come into fruition in the new A7.

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2018 Audi A7 Sportback

No particular interior shots have been taken but the dashboard is likely to feature a continuous air vent design as seen on the current VW Passat and the Q7 flagship SUV. The new Audi A7 will be revealed after the upcoming generation A6 and A8 which means to say the launch will probably happen sometime in 2018.

The Prologue based sharper design language could be used to spawn future models as the flagship A8 is set to arrive next year.

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Audi Prologue Concept
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