2019 Audi A7 Sportback Leaks On A Small Scale

Audi's next-generation A7 has finally leaked online, although it's not exactly what we were expecting. Instead of it being spotted in traffic or hidden away somewhere for a photo shoot, it's been revealed to us as a scaled down toy model by Dutch website Auto Week. At first sight, it's pretty much exactly what we expected. Sitting on top of the automaker's MLB Evo platform is an exterior that reminds us of the Prologue Concept here and there, while staying faithful to the A7 Sportback name. It's got the wider hexagonal front grille, slimmer headlights and an overall more modern appearance than the current A7. Visually, it should slot in quite nicely below the all-new A8, featuring plenty of semi and even fully-autonomous systems of its own.

2018 Range Rover Facelift Unveiled With New Plug-in Hybrid Variant

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as designers added a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that features two 10-inch touchscreen displays. The company didn't stop there as they installed new 24-way power front seats, revised switchgear, and updated door panels. The rear seats are also new as they can recline by up to 40 degrees and be set to one of 25 different massage programs. Other highlights include a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and several new charging ports. Under the hood, there's a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This setup enables the model to produce a combined maximum output of 404 PS (297 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. In terms of performance, the Range Rover PHEV can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds, hit a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h), and travel up to 31 miles (51 km) on electricity alone. Customers looking for something more powerful can check out the upgraded SVAutobiography Dynamic which has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 565 PS (415 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, the model runs from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds The 2018 Range Rover is currently available to order and U.K. deliveries are slated to occur late this year.