The Audi Q5 has been around for quite some time now and with fresher competition like the new X3 and the Volvo, the Audi has started looking long in the tooth. To get things up to speed, Audi will be sprucing up the Q5 to get it back in the game.
But the more important news are on the platform front. Based on the latest-gen A4, the new Q5 will borrow the new platform as well making it lighter and structurally stronger. The four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and standard V6 diesel units are set to be carried over from the latest A4 without significant changes. Also planned is a new plug-in hybrid driveline option.
Updates will include a new front end which will get new Q7 treatment that includes a more angular headlight and a new chrome grille. Expect minor changes to the bumper and refreshed tail lights as well. The interiors will follow suite, again with a Q7 like theme. Expect the car to be fully loaded with all the connectivity options and safety features as well.