Audi has revealed the new Q5 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Audi expects the new Q5 to set new standards in its segment.
On the design front, the 2017 Q5 is even sportier and rugged than the current model on sale. Design influences from the Q7 and Q2 are seen, particularly around the front fascia.
The 2017 Q5 will feature headlights in LED, or high-resolution Matrix LED technology with turn dynamic lights and tail lights with optional dynamic turn signals depending on the variant.
Audi will offer the new Q5 in 14 different exterior colours and five newly configured equipment lines: sport and design, the S line sport package, design selection, and the S line exterior package.
On the dimension front, the new Q5 has grown in nearly all of its dimensions: 4.66 meters (15.3 ft) long, 1.89 meters (6.2 ft) wide and 1.66 meters (5.4 ft) tall with a 2.82 meter (9.3 ft) wheelbase, and is lighter than the previous model.
Inside the 2017 Q7 offers a lot of space for five persons. Owners now have a choice of a broad selection of colours and materials and simple coherent controls and displays such as the optional Audi virtual cockpit and optional head-up display.
The styling is further enhanced, with 17-inch alloy wheels. The design and sport equipment lines come with 18-inch wheels, and the S line sport package and Audi design selection come with 19-inch wheels. Wheels up to 21 inches in diameter are available as options.
Powering the new Audi Q5 are five powerful and efficient engines: four TDI diesel engines and one V6 petrol TFSI. Audi and Porsche jointly developed the V6 petrol engine.
The diesel (2.0-litre) engine will be offered in 148bhp, 161bhp and 187bhp forms, as well as a 3.0-litre, 282bhp. For the petrol heads, the Q5 will be available in 2.0-litre, 249bhp form.
Audi also has plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the Q5, which will cater to the growing hybrid SUV market. The hybrid version will feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine combined with an electric motor, which is said to have an all-electric range of up to 31 miles.
The 2017 Q5 will also have performance-oriented models: the SQ5 and RS Q5. The former will get a 3.0-litre, 325bhp V6 diesel engine and the latter will be a twin-turbocharged version of the same engine that will produce close to 500bhp.
Overall, the new Audi Q5 is more sportier and multifaceted. We expect the 2017 Q5 to make its way to India as well.