Previously, a couple of months ago, a crossover model of Audi was seen being tested in Spain. It turns out that this model is Audi Q5 2017. The rumors which had been floating around of this model have come true as the company will present it soon. This company will incorporate a new MLB EVO platform in this crossover. Another important change is going to be the reduction in weight as lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber will be used. This, in turn, will help in increasing the performance and fuel economy.
Audi Q5 2017 – Engine Details
There are several engine options for this new Audi Q5 2017. These engine options include a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine which produces 220 hp and a good amount of torque. For a diesel variant 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine is the option which produces 240 hp.
Another 3.0-liter V6 unit will be used. This variant produces 346 pound-feet of torque and a horsepower of 354 hp. A hybrid engine will also be used which is going to be a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder TFSI engine, this unit will be used with an electric motor who will be able to produce 245 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Tiptronic and S Tronic manual transmission of a new generation will be used with these engines. This new Audi Q5 can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. This crossover SUV has an all-wheel drive configuration.
Exterior design of 2017 Audi Q5
This Audi Q5 2017 has been camouflaged in leaked images, so it is hard to source out the changes. It has been said that design language of this model will be borrowed from Audi Q7 and A4.
Front fascia will have the same shape while bearing some refinements. Its headlights are going to be made more angular this time around and the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ style daytime running lights will be incorporated which is again a part of Audi’s new design language.
The front bumper will get some revisions, and its grille might not be changed at all. Fog lights have been placed decently on the air intakes. Its body lines are more accented this time. Wheels might come in new sizes and the rear bumper has met some changes as it looks more aggressive.The rest of the body portion is just Audi.
Interior cabin is the most prominent section of this Audi Q5 2017 which gets most updates. These significant changes include dashboard which has been replaced by a new one, and air vents have met some revisions. Center console has been kept wide which increases convenience;higher trims will have leather upholstery on the seats and steering wheel, while the base version will get cloth upholstery. Customers will also get choices for colors in the upholstery. Another improvement complimenting convenience is increased leg room and head space.
Audi Q5 2017 – Competitors, Price, and Launch Date
Mercedes-Benz GLC C-Class and BMW X3 will be in the competition with this model. The starting price of this vehicle is going to be $43,000 and will be more for higher trims. This Audi Q5 2017 will be launched during summer of 2016.