Audi offers yet more tiny glimpses of the second-generation mid-size SUV.
Audi has released a deluge of teasers for the all-new, 2018 Audi Q5, which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show tomorrow.
And here’s another couple. First, a quick blast from the Q5’s stereo.
Then a brief demonstration of the capabilities of the chassis, both on- and off-road.
Audi even posted a trailer for the unveiling on its Twitter account.
The Q5 has been a huge success for Audi. The mid-size SUV was launched in 2008 and, by August this year, 1 million had rolled off the production lines in Germany, India, and China. Production of the new car will shift to Audi’s new factory in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico.
For its second generation, the Q5 adopts VW Group’s modular MLB Evo platform, also found under the Audi A4 sedan. It’s thought the new chassis will help the Q5 shed up to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) over its rather portly predecessor.
Spy shots of lightly disguised prototypes have shown the Q5 melds styling cues from A4 and Q7, with the existing cars hunched silhouette. It’s dimensions aren’t yet known, but it appears bigger in every measurement than the current car; at the very least in should be more spacious as the MLB Evo chassis allows better packaging than the MLP platform previously used.
Engine choice in the United States is expected to be initially restricted to a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo unit developing 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet (370 Newton meters) of torque. A plug-in hybrid version is likely to follow; a RS Q5 powered by a 450 hp (336 kW), 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 motor developed with Porsche is rumored to be in the works, too.
Audi has not yet indicated when the new Q5 will go on sale, but it is likely hit showrooms sometime in 2017 as a 2018 model.