One of Audi’s popular mid-size SUVs has been caught during its testing. It is a brand new 2017 Audi Q5 which is going to be truly amazing.
Improvements and exterior
2017 Audi Q5 represents the next generation model. Audi engineers have put a lot of effort to make it better than ever. It will be able to compete with the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60. New Audi will ride on a new MLB Evo platform. It is also expected to be lighter than its forerunner for around 225 pounds. This will improve fuel efficiency and general performance of the vehicle. When it comes to exterior, its profile and proportions will be similar to the current model. However, we will notice many changes. The whole body will get more angular and sharper lines. The front end will feature a large hexagonal silver grille and a pair of attractive rectangular headlamps equipped with Matrix LED lighting. The bumpers will be slightly revised. The taillights will be more angular and also equipped with LED technology.
Redesign of interior
Inside, 2017 Audi Q5 will get a complete redesign. The cabin will be modern and very comfortable. New Audi will receive new soft-touch materials and leather upholstery for higher trim levels. It will also offer more upholstery color choices. The dashboard will be redesigned as well. It will have wider central console and a new and larger display with infotainment system. The interior will be more spacious than before and will provide more head and legroom. The cargo capacity will be also improved.
2017 Audi Q5 engines and performance
Under the hood of 2017 Audi Q5 will be placed several types of engines. The one is a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 2.0-liter TDI engine which will be able to make 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It will also be offered with a 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine. This one will be able to deliver 255 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It is also said that 2017 Audi Q5 will be offered with a hybrid version. It will be a 2.0-liter four cylinder paired with an electric motor. As for the transmission, it will be mated to a six-speed manual, a seven-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Release date and price
2017 Audi Q5 is expected to be unveiled in early 2017. As for the price, it should be around $35,000.