Audi Q5 2016 | The new era of SUV
Audi is already developing the next generation of Q5 and giving a quick look at the models that will go against it in the market, the new SUV from the German brand has to return better than ever. The brand adds the finishing touches to the new generation of the Q7 – which will be presented at the end of this year- and many of the characteristics of this car will be incorporated to the requirements of the Q5. This new model will be ideal for anyone who wants to use the full capabilities of a great SUV, from traveling around the world to your typical everyday commuting.
Among these, what stands out is the new and sharper design. The basic form of large and raised central air intake is still there, however, the vertical to the ground louvres are to be replaced with parallel ones. The headlights are narrower and will be using LED technology, the same one as the A8 and also the new TT, including the ability to shade a small area so as not to dazzle the drivers of vehicles of the oncoming traffic.
We already know that Audi wants to model its new models’ interior after the new TT, reducing in this way the number of switches and gathering all the necessary information in a TFT screen that will be placed within the driver’s field of vision. The new Q7 will follow this example and it is almost certain that the same will be done to the Q5.
Audi Q5 interior
The new, medium sized SUV from Audi will be based on the MBL platform which will be used in the next generation of the A4, just like the case of the new Q7. With lots of high-strength steel and aluminum parts, Audi hopes that reduction in the total weight reaches 100 kilos which will improve drivability and reduce fuel consumption.
The new engines are expected to play an important role in the reduction of the cost of use. As in the current generation car, the range will include four- and six-cylinder engines. However, a plug-in hybrid version will be available. The latter will be called e-quattro and combines hybrid technology with the transmission to all four wheels for the first time.
The original Allroad Shooting Brake was the first look of this combination, using a turbocharged 2.0 -liter gasoline engine and two electric motors, with the second one to drive the rear wheels. For this prototype Audi announces that the fuel consumption is that of 1.9 liters per 100 kilometers so the new Q5 will not be too far from that number, with an “electric” range of around 50 km. The most popular versions will be equipped with the advanced version of the TDI engine of 2.0 liters, consuming 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The V6 3.0 liter engine will be available in two power versions.
By +Nikos Kontorigas