2017 Audi Q5 Redesign, Specs, Release Date, MSRP

The Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV well known for its attractive body, luxurious cabin and incredible performance. The car has been gaining popularity since its debut in 2008. In the coming months, the German automobile manufacturer is expected to release the 2017 Audi Q5 which will be a state-of-the-art car with top-of-the-class features.

2017 Audi Q5 front view

2017 Audi Q5 – Modern and a Trendier Appearance:

With modern aerodynamics and sleek lines & curves, the exterior of the new Q5 will have a modern and a trendier appearance. It will be based on the Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform (MLP). The chassis and suspension system will get slight changes, but the size of the car remains the same as the outgoing model.

The front end of the 2017 Audi Q5 will be more appealing with an attractive grille complemented by the iconic company’s logo. On the grille ends, there will be LED headlamps, and below them, there will be fog lights well-integrated with a stylish bumper. The rear end will look magnificent with classic taillights, a well-designed window, and a well-positioned bumper. Other exterior highlights include 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and indicators-equipped side mirrors. The interior of the 2017 Audi Q5 will look more impressive with top-notch materials and classic colors. There will be leather upholstery in almost all the interior components and a beautiful color scheme in the panels. Just like the previous model, space will be adequate for all passengers and a larger cargo.

Technology wise, the new Audi car will have a large 7-inch touchscreen display in the dashboard and a refurbished instrument cluster near the steering wheel. There will also be a navigation system, air conditioning unit and a satellite radio boosted by a powerful audio system. In addition, the car is expected to get connectivity features such as Smartphone connector, Bluetooth, and USB.

Safety and Security:

The new Q5 will come with both safety and security features such as anti-lock brake system (ABS), tire-pressure monitoring system, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, collision warning system, airbags, parking assist, security alarms, rearview camera and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Audi Q5 interior
2017 Audi Q5 – Petrol and Diesel Engine:

The compact 2017 Audi Q5 will come with two engines, with both petrol and diesel variants. There will be a 2.0-liter turbo I4 engine capable of generating 230 hp and 259 lb-ft. The other choice will be a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with a capacity of 255 hp and 440 lb-ft. The drivetrains will work with a 6-speed manual transmission system or 7/8-speed automatic transmission system.

The upcoming Audi car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. It can also achieve a top speed of 155 mph. When it comes to fuel economy, the figures are estimated at 20 mpg in cities and 27 mpg on highways. The engines are expected to get modifications that will lower pollution rates.

2017 Audi Q5 side view

2017 Audi Q5 – MSRP and Expected Release Date:

According to some reliable sources, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the new upcoming 2017 Audi Q5 will be around $35,000. The premium configuration (3.0T Premium Plus) will retail at $46,400. The luxury crossover will hit the market at the end of 2016. By the start of the second half of 2017, the car will be available in other markets outside German.

Competition:

The new compact luxury crossover SUV will go head to head with: Volvo XC90,, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Highlander, Range Rover Evoque, Honda Pilot, Mercedes GLA and Lexus RX 350.

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