The 2016 Audi Q5 is back in a new rendering project by RM Design.

We’ve already seen the vehicle being tested by the German company and we can tell it will retain its overall body shape and will feature a Q7-inspired front end. With that in mind, Remco Meulendijk has rendered the second generation Q5 with full LED headlights, familiar hexagonal radiator grille and sporty bumpers.

Based on the MLB Evo architecture, the vehicle will be up to 100 kg lighter than its predecessor and slightly bigger in its footprint. Engine lineup will be carried over from the current A4 which means a full range of diesel and petrol units will be available including a 2.0 TFSI with 252 PS (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. A hot SQ5 version in both diesel and petrol flavors is also in the cards.

Audi still hasn’t provided an official debut date for the car, but we expect this could happen during the 2016 NAIAS in January or at the New York Auto Show three months later. The vehicle will be assembled at a newly established factory in San José Chiapa, Mexico.


Source: RM Design

Gallery: 2016 Audi Q5 virtually imagined prior to next year premiere

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