The second generation Audi Q7 is much lighter than the first, with seven-seat versions shedding 240kg compared with their lardy predecessor. That contributes to improved fuel economy and emissions figures, but doesn’t do outfit matching ratios any favours.

However, when considering what tow car ability it has, this is still a heavy 4×4, so we’re expecting stable towing nonetheless. In addition, the 3.0-litre diesel engine is powerful, so on test we’re looking for effortless performance, even with a big, twin-axle caravan in tow.