Will ride on the new MLB platform.
Autobild has a released a couple of renderings of the next generation Audi Q5, which will launch in mid-2016. It will be the first model to roll out of Audi's new plant San Jose Chiapa, Mexico.
The rendering depicts an exterior design that looks like the shrunken version of the 2015 Audi Q7. It gets a new 6-point Singleframe grille flanked by Matrix LED headlamps, revised bumper design, and a more angular design. The rear-end receives a slightly revised design featuring LED taillamps, new tailgate design and dual exhaust tips.
Based on the MLB Evo platform, which also underpins the new 2016 Audi A4 and 2015 Audi Q7, the new Q5 is also expected to lose around 100 kg in kerb weight. Reports state that the Q5 will offer four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine from the new A4. These engines will be offered with either the S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox or the 8-speed tip-tronic transmission.
As for the Indian market, the new Q5 is expected towards the end of 2016, or in early-2017. The current model is assembled at Audi India’s Aurangabad facility, and comes with four- and six-cylinder diesel engine options.
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