A luxury SUV segment will again receive another addition in the form of the 2017 Audi Q5. While this vehicle may feature many elements that are similar to that of popular Q7, we have good reasons to believe that the company has implemented enough changes that will make it hold out on its own. Speculations loom large at this time as many people are under the impression that this model will feature changes to the powertrain configuration, in addition to exterior body as well as interior features. If trends were to be followed by the company, you can expect a largely aggressive body shape and a new platform that will greatly reduce the weight of this vehicle.
2017 Audi Q5: Changes and Features
One of the primary features that make this 2017 Audi Q5 such an attractive model is a plethora of changes that have taken place to the car’s outer body. Gaining in aggression, this vehicle will now boast of LED lights at the front as well as larger front bumpers that lends an exceptional level of masculinity to its appearance. Grille has also been redone to appear different than before, which itself lends front fascia a unique look that was previously not found. This SUV has received rounded edges to appear more elegant and at the same time bring a much-needed change in the design language of the overall body shape.
Due to its new platform this car is set to lose around 200 pounds of its original weight and become more economic than before. Mainly due to use of aluminium and light weight steel, the company has been able to drastically reduce the model’s weight to an optimum level.
Implementing a new layout in cabin space of this vehicle, this car has done away with a complex control structure that plagued the older version of Q5. This time, the 2017 Audi Q5 will have virtual cockpit technology that has greatly reduced the amount of buttons that are required to control various functions of the vehicle. A TFT screen has been included that shows information regarding navigation system, speedometer, tachometer, and various other driving tools. Passengers will also get their share of fun and a splendid stereo system is likely to be provided. Other features will mostly depend on the trim level and the customer’s choice.
2017 Audi Q5: Engine Options
It is speculated that the upcoming 2017 Audi Q5 will offer a variety of engine types that are specifically suited to every individual driver. The engine types will be available as a 2.0 L in-line four turbo-diesel version and a 3.0 L V6 engine that will be able to generate 260 HP and 320 HP respectively. A hybrid version can also be expected to be made available at a later date once the company is sure about its prospect of succeeding in the market. There is simply no way that this vehicle may fail in raking up tremendous sales figures.
Price and Arrival
This 2017 Audi Q5 comes at a humble price of about $41,000 for the base variant. Expect to find this car in showrooms worldwide sometime towards the end of 2016.