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2017 Audi Q5's new teasers out ahead of Paris Motor Show debut

2017 Audi Q5's new teasers out ahead of Paris Motor Show debut
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Tuesday 27 September 2016, 13:26 PM

The new Audi Q5 will find a prominent place in the carmaker's pavilion at the Paris Motor Show on September 29. This is when the carmaker will take the wraps off the new SUV, which has been recently teased again through new images.

The carmaker has been tight-lipped about any details of the car. However, it is known that this second-generation model will underpin a new MLB Evo platform, which is also used by the new Audi A4 that went on sale in India recently. The new Q5 is expected to be 100kg lighter than its predecessor, thanks to the use of high tensile steel in its construction. This should also help the carmaker in getting a better fuel efficiency, while the vehicle also goes down on the CO2 emission levels.

Coming to the new set of teasers, the pictures reveal the details of the front end of the SUV. In its latest iteration, the Q5 features an evolutionary styling like its other siblings. It gets the trademark single frame grille and redesigned LED DRLs with Matrix LED headlamps. While the latter will be a standard fitment, the top-of-the-line variants will benefit from more advanced Matrix lighting technology. In a recent revelation, it came to light that the Q5 will carry over the A4's new gearlever. In addition, the car’s interior will also sport the new Virtual Cockpit display and MMI touch infotainment system.

On the 2017 Audi Q5's powertrain front, we can expect the diesel engine line-up to include the popular 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI unit and the 3.0-litre V6 TDI. For the petrol version, the 1.8-litre four-cylinder TFSI powerplant might be the choice. Then the transmission options could include the six-speed manual or seven-speed S-Tronic. There are also chances of Audi equipping the SUV with the more modern eight-speed tiptronic unit on the top-end trims.

We are just a couple of days away from the unveiling of the Audi Q5, which will soon go into production at Audi's new facility in San Jose, Mexico. We can expect the SUV to be launched for the Indian market through the CKD route, as the carmaker's Indian counterpart at Aurangabad starts assembling the vehicle early next year. When launched, the Audi Q5 will compete with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and even the Volvo XC60 in our country.


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