The pioneers of luxury cars, Audi, will soon launch a new smaller brother of Q7, and it will be known as 2017 Audi Q5. This model will appear with a gorgeous and enhanced design along with an updated and improved drive train. Q5 will underpin the MLB platform that is also found 2016 Audi A4 and 2016 Audi Q7. Some spy photos of Q5 being test run in Spain has been seen circulating on the web, which gives us high hopes for this car’s success. Q5 was launched in 2008, and in 2012, it got a facelift that gave a new look to this model. According to the experts, Audi will use lightweight materials like aluminum and steel in Q5 body parts that will reduce the overall body weight by a significant margin, which will substantially increase the performance, acceleration, fuel efficiency and handling.
2017 Audi Q5 – Body Style Changes:
Due to the adoption of a new platform, Q5 will be slightly different from its predecessor. To match with the current choice of exterior visuals, this car will use the design language from Audi A4 and Audi Q7. The front and rear portion will retain the old appearance, but it will include sharp lines to enhance the beauty.
The headlight and tail light of 2017 Audi Q5 will get an angular design along with LED technology. Both front and rear bumper will be revised so that it can match up with the rest of the body’s features. To improve the handling and acceleration, it will get a 19-inch aluminum wheel along unique spoke design.
Interior of 2017 Audi Q5 will get some significant updates along with the addition of new design language that is imminent in A4 and Q7. Most of the equipment will get soft-touch materials, leather accents, and top entertainment elements to keep the passengers busy. Seats will get premium leather material with a variety of upholstery color choices. The central console will include long horizontal air vent strip, updated infotainment, and many other gadgets. Interior will also include a new steering wheel with large tachometer and revised buttons.
2017 Audi Q5 – Engine and Performance:
Audi will offer a different type of engine option in 2017 Audi Q5. The first choice is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit that will produce 240 HP while a 3.0 liter supercharged TDI V-6 engine will produce 272 HP. It might also get a diesel unit that is a 3.0 liter TDI V-6 engine that can produce 255 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque. A 2.0 liter four-cylinder hybrid unit might also get added to the specification list of Q5. These entire engines will get the option of manual, S Tronic and TipTonic transmission; although the exact EPA rating of these engines is still unknown.
2017 Audi Q5 – Price and Release Date:
2017 Audi Q5 will hit the roads by the second quarter of 2017; exact date cannot be speculated just yet. Experts are suggesting that the starting price of Q5 might start from $43,000 and will increase gradually with one’s choice of technology and luxury features. The main rivals of 2017 Q5 are BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Class.