Next-Generation Audi Q5 teased ahead of Paris Motor Show debut


Audi has released a teaser image and a teaser video of the next-generation Q5 SUV ahead of its official debut at the Paris Motor Show next week.

The shadowy image shows the new Q5’s taillight, which has a more angular and squared-off design than the one on the current model.

The short clip, accompanied by the words “Apple fan girl or Android fan boy?” hints at the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system that will debut in the new Q5.

Audi has been tight-lipped on specifications for the new Q5, but if the recently launched A5 is anything to go by, we can expect the next-generation Q5 to receive updated versions of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre V6 engines that power the current range.

Like all new models from the Volkswagen group, the 2017 Q5 will ride on the company’s MQB platform and is expected to be around 100kg lighter than the outgoing model.

Launched in 2009, the Q5 has been the most popular model in its class, outselling the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. While the SQ5 tops the current range as the performance flagship, rumor has it that Audi will introduce a true RS badged Q5 to sit atop the SQ5 for the 2017 range. The most potent version could see more than 400hp (298kW).

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