The next-generation 2017 Audi Q5 will be revealed at the Paris motor show on September 29, the company has confirmed.
Scheduled to be unveiled at precisely 1:45pm CEST, the next-gen Q5 will replace the ageing current car that is now seven years old.
While the teaser image only shows a new tail-light design and the car’s badge, the above YouTube video suggests the new Q5 will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while also revealing the car’s new gear shifter and rotary dial – similar to those seen in the new Q7 and A4.
Design-wise the Q5 will sport an evolutionary rather than revolutionary look, drawing upon the more angular designs of the larger Q7 and smaller Q2, along with other new Audi models like the A4 and A5.
The new Q5 is expected ride on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform for longitudinal engine, front- and all-wheel drive models.
With the new component set, the SUV should shed around 100 kilograms, which would help to improve performance, handling and efficiency.
Powertrains are expected to be similar to those offered in the A4 range, pointing to turbocharged four-cylinder petrols and diesels in core models.
It’s also rumoured the company will offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Q5 e-tron in a few years’ time, along with a successor to the popular SQ5 performance model, and even a hardcore RS Q5.
The current first-generation Q5 was first launched in 2009, and was facelifted in 2014.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our Paris motor show coverage over the coming weeks.
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