From inside, the SQ7 has no problem living up to its price hike.
The model’s supplementary items are modest enough – standard Virtual Cockpit, sportier seats, leather upholstery, some badges – but serve as the glaze atop an already conspicuously plump cherry.
Its dashboard is less overbearing than those adorning the Range Rover Sport and the Porsche Cayenne, but the brushed metal and peerless finish of the Audi can nevertheless consider itself the equal of any contender – save, perhaps, its Bentley-stitched sibling.
Previously we applauded the Q7 for its capaciousness, too. That accolade still stands, although it’s worth mentioning that the level of additional tech incorporated in this range-topper does have an impact inside.
The requirements of housing that 48V electrical subsystem does mean that the boot floor isn’t quite as deep as it is in the regular Q7, meaning that SQ7 owners will lose around 60-65 litres of capacity, no matter which seating configuration they choose.
That isn’t a prohibitive loss, but it’s worth thinking about if load space is regularly going to be at a premium.