2017 Audi Q5 teased ahead of Paris motor show
The tail light of the 2017 Audi Q5 has been shown; full car will be revealed next week
The new crossover model’s left rear tail light has been shown, revealing its LED light design for the first time.
A similar design has been seen on other models, such as the Audi Q7, suggesting we can also expect the Q5’s headlights to have a similar design to the units found on the Q7.
Earlier sightings of development models showed that the 2017 Q5 will get a more curvaceous body shape than its Audi siblings, but it will feature a familiar front grille design that’s similar to that of the Q7.
The new car will be the first Q5 to adopt a front-wheel-drive layout, as it will be closely related to the Audi A4. All-new underpinnings are expected to help the model undercut the old car’s 1820kg kerbweight by more than 100kg.
Key to the diet has been the adoption of the latest evolution of Audi’s MLB platform, as seen in the new Q7 and A4. It uses a greater percentage of hot-formed high-strength steel and cast aluminium elements than the initial MLB structure, making the new Q5 both lighter and more rigid than its seven-year-old predecessor.
The new Q5 range will include a frugal plug-in hybrid that uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, plus V6 petrol and diesel engines and later on, and a performance-orientated Q5 RS with around 500bhp.
More information will be released once the car makes its debut in Paris.