To further build more excitement for the next-generation Audi Q5, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker has released two new teaser images of the car. Slated for a major public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new-gen Audi Q5 will come with a bolder and stylish exterior profile along with smart interior features.
The latest teaser images show the new front end of the car which now comes with Audi’s new signature single-frame, hexagonal grille inside a fat chrome enclose and horizontal chrome slats. The new grille is flanked by sharp Metrix LED headlamps and daytime running lights. The SUV also comes with a new front bumper with two large air intakes on both sides, which also house the round fog lamp. On design changes visible in the new teaser images include a new muscular bonnet and new ORVMs. Early this week, Audi released another teaser image of the car revealing the new LED tail lamp of the next-gen Q5. The rear section also comes with an integrated spoiler, and a pair of trapezoidal exhaust tips.
The new-gen model is built on the company’s latest new MLB-Evo platform and shares it underpinnings with other new Audi cars including the new generation Q7 SUV along with the A4 and A5 sedans. Which is why, you’ll see that the car even shares its design and styling with its older sibling the new-gen Q7. Also the new modular platform makes 2017 Audi Q5 about a 100 kg lighter than the current version. So expect power output to improve along with fuel efficiency figures.
Under the hood the car will retain most of the current TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engine options ranging between 1.8-litre to 3.0-litre displacements, while transmission options will include the 7-speed S-tronic and 8-speed tiptronic, with the 6-speed manual available for markets overseas. Moreover, Audi is also working on the new SQ5 that will reportedly be powered by a 48V electric compressor turbocharging tech that first made way on the new SQ7, and will be paired to the 3.0-litre diesel motor.