2017 Audi Q5 Revealed At Paris Motor Show 2016

Last Updated On: September 30, 2016

Few days back, the German automaker revealed the teaser images of the next-generation Q5 and at the first day of Paris Motor Show, the 2017 Audi Q5 was finally revealed. The 2017 Q5 is based on the latest MLB platform and is all set to rival the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3. The 2017 Audi Q5 is much more like the recently revealed Audi A4 and 100 kg lighter than the first generation Q5 which was introduced in 2008. The significant weight loss is the result of new MLB platform which was prior used in the Audi A4 and Q7.

2017 Audi Q5
2017 Audi Q5

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Looking at the exterior styling of new Q5, this SUV is the most aerodynamic in its segment. The more rugged appearance is a result of adoption of some styling cues from the larger sibling Q7 and recently revealed the youngest sibling Q2. The headlights now comes as either LED or high-resolution Matrix LED along with Audi’s signature daytime running lights (DRLs). In the cabin, the Audi’s 12.3 inch Virtual display, 7-inch free standing screen controlled by a rotary dial are standard across all the variants. While the top end variant will feature 8.3-inch screen, and a newly developed head-up display.

2017 Audi Q5
2017 Q5 Rear

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The utility factor has been well addressed by the Audi engineers and the boot volume counts to 610 litres and ranging up to 1550 litres with rear seats down. The powertrain options will include a range of four-cylinder and V6 petrol as well as diesel option, most of them can be seen in the Audi A4. The V6 engines are newly developed by the joint venture of Porsche and Audi. Even, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Q5 is also on cards which will feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine assisted by an electric motor. The all-electric range of Audi Q5 will be up to 50 km.

The new Q5 is surely a treat for the SUV lovers and is all set to take the lead in the segment. Let’s see how BMW and Mercedes take this challenge.

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