Audi Teases New SUV For Paris Motor Show; Time For Another Refresh Of The Q Division?

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German carmaker Audi has dropped a teaser image for the next-gen Q5 SUV, which will be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show on September 29.

The new Q5 will replace the ageing current-gen model which has been in production for seven years now.

Audi Teases New Q5 For Paris Motor Show

The teaser image, shows off the new design for the tail lamps of the new Q5 which hints at a more evolutionary than revolutionary design change for the new Q5. The new SUV is expected to borrow from the design changes seen on the Q7 and Q2 SUVs.

Audi Teases New Q5 For Paris Motor Show

The new Audi Q5 will sit on the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform which is expected to help the new SUV cut around 100 kilograms of weight compared to the current Q5.

The four-wheel-drive variants of the Q5 will also be fitted with the latest Quattro system which only sends power to the front wheels when the SUV is being driven around normally to save fuel.

Audi Teases New Q5 For Paris Motor Show

The engine lineup is expected to be the usual mix of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines seen under the hood of the A4. The more powerful six-cylinder engines will also be seen under the hood of the new SQ5 SUV.

A plug-in hybrid variant is also expected in the future along with the successor to the SQ5 performance variant. A hardcore RS Q5 variant is also expected to appear next year.

The new Q5 will feature the latestversion of Audi's navigation system, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9:50 [IST]
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