Paris 2016: Audi reveals new, lighter Q5

Paris 2016: Audi reveals new, lighter Q5

Audi has revealed the new Q5 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show featuring a larger yet lighter body. It also gets a refreshed exterior and more spacious interior.

The new Q5 has been redesigned to reduce its overall weight by up to 90 kg. This was made possible through the use of Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform, which also underpins the A4, A5, and Q7. Of note, this weight loss was achieved despite the fact that the Q5 grew in size.

In terms of the exterior, the 2017 Q5 looks more aggressive than its predecessor. It’s also worth noting that the new Q5 has a more rugged and beefier demeanor as compared to the previous model.

The Q5’s fascia is fitted with a wider ‘Singleframe’ grille, a redesigned bumper, and sharper-looking LED headlights. The rear, on the other hand, gets a more muscular bumper, restyled wraparound taillights, an updated spoiler, and a more prominent diffuser.  

Inside, it comes with a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit display, an 8.3-inch infotainment system, a touchpad, and a rotary push button. Audi adds that the Q5’s luggage compartment ranges from 550 to 610 liters, 10 liters more than in the previous model.

Initially, the new Q5 will be available with 5 engine options. There’s a 2.0L TDI diesel engine in 148 hp, 161 hp, and 187 hp. On the other hand, there’s also a 2.0L TFSI gasoline engine that delivers 252 hp and a 3.0L diesel with 286 hp.

Audi said that the new Q5 will be manufactured at its newly constructed plant in Mexico. It is expected to arrive in UK around March 2017.

Locally, Audi Philippines has yet to announce when will they launch the new Q5.  

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