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2017 Audi Q5 teased ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut

2017 Audi Q5 teased ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Thursday 22 September 2016, 18:55 PM

Audi has started teasing their upcoming Q5 SUV. This is the next-generation model that will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on September 29.

At present, the German carmaker has just released one teaser image, which shows off the new Q5's tail lamp design. While not much can be gauged from this single image alone, the earlier spyshots have anyway let out a lot of information about the car. The SUV now looks a bit less bulky than the current car and has overall become sharper and angular.

For the external changes, we can expect a single frame grille with slimmer headlamps and a reworked bumper. At the back, there will be trapezoidal dual exhaust openings, restyled tail lamps as seen in the image and an integrated spoiler. There is also a teaser video, which hints at the latest iteration of the Q5 getting an MMI infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Apart from these cosmetic changes, there will be mechanical changes as well. This second-generation Audi Q5 will be based on the second generation Modular Longitudinal Matrix platform. This is also known as ‘MLB Evo’, which currently underpins many vehicles ranging from the smaller fifth-generation Audi A4 to the bigger and luxurious Bentley Bentayga.

Coming to the powertrain, we can expect the engine options to be borrowed from its sedan siblings. This will then include the petrol, diesel and even plug-in hybrid powerplants. On the transmission front, the six-speed manual, seven-speed S-tronic or eight-speed tiptronic gearboxes might be amongst the choices. The SUV will be globally offered in front-wheel drive configuration in some markets, but mostly we can expect the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system to be offered as standard.

The 2017 Audi Q5 has been seen testing on Indian roads several times before. So, with Audi taking the veils off the car at the end of this month, we also can expect the car to be introduced to the Indian market by the end of this year.


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