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Audi gives a sneak peek on the upcoming 2017 Q5

Audi gives a sneak peek on the upcoming 2017 Q5 image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Audi | posted September 22, 2016 08:03

To be fully revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Audi continues its new car onslaught with the next-generation Q5. The automaker gave a teaser photo for their mid-sized crossover which will be fully revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show which opens on September 29.

The photo only shows a section of the tail lights but one can expect an evolutionary redesign which has been a common theme in Audis for the past decade. For this iteration of Q5, it rides on the Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform. This modular architecture is currently being used on the Audi Q7, Audi A4 and Bentley Bentayga. The MLB Evo platform will also serve as the basis for upcoming A8, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.

In line with the latest tech from Audi, the Q5 is more than likely to be available with the brand's Virtual Cockpit. This system allows the driver to change the display on the instrument panel. The driver can switch between usual driver information dials such as the speedometer and tachometer, or turn the instrument cluster into a navigation screen. Audi added that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be offered in the Q5

As for the engines, the Q5 range may share engines with its stablemate, the A4. These include a mix of turbocharged gas engines and turbodiesels with either four or six cylinders. Like the outgoing model, Quattro all-wheel drive is likely to be standard. A plug-in hybrid variant may join the lineup in the near future.