Audi was one of the first brands to offer four-wheel drive, and yet it was actually something of a latecomer to the SUV sector, only entering it in 2006, with the original Audi Q7.
This second-generation model sticks closely to the template of that first car, meaning it has four-wheel drive to give it some off-road ability, but is geared towards surefooted and comfortable on-road use, rather than traversing muddy fields.
What's more, it delivers a healthy dose of luxury, and it's an extremely practical choice, thanks to a generously proportioned interior with seven seats.
Company car buyers may be interested in the Q7 e-tron; this combines a high efficiency version of the V6 with a battery pack and electric motor to give greatly reduced CO2 emissions. At the other end of the scale is the V8 powered SQ7, one of the fastest seven-seaters you can buy.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Audi Q7, including which of the trim levels and engines to choose.