Audi fine-tunes the new model Q7 at le Mirage in the Namib Desert

Last week, Audi performed their final checks on the new Q7 in Namibia. During these ‘Last Approval Drives’, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s Board Member for Technical Development, fine-tuned the new model together with its Chief Technical developers. This all happened in the Namib Desert and Sossus area.

Audi chose to fine-tune their top-line jeep in the Sossus area because of the ideal combination between road types and the hot temperatures. The gravel roads were used to test the cars comfort and the hot temperatures were good for testing the cooling systems.

The Sossus area was not only selected for it’s testing abilities, but also for it’s photogenic beauty. Audi invited a small group of international journalist to experience the new 2016 model Q7. Lots of photos and videos were made while testing the car.

The entire Audi crew/team stayed at Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa. Besides an intensive test-week, the Audi delegation and journalists also had wonderful experience in Namibia. It was the first time Audi chose for le Mirage, but the lodge’s management would not be surprised if more new models would be tested from the lodge.

About the new Q7

The all-new Audi Q7 marks a fresh styling direction for all Audi SUVs. It’s a completely redesigned car, from the platform till the interior. More information about the car can be found here: (DE) (ENG)

About le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa is one of the most unique establishments in the Sossusvlei area. It is situated at 21 km from the Sesriem gate to the Sossusvlei. The castle walls not only hides the inside oasis from the Namib Desert around it, it also houses their spacious air-conditioned rooms, which surround a refreshing swimming pool and spa.

Le Mirage photo gallery ->
Le Mirage Video Impression ->

The video Audi published on 8 April 2015 also highlights Le Mirage lodge and the area around it: