The upcoming next-gen Audi Q5, set to compete with the latest Mercedes-Benz GLC Class and BMW X3, has been spied and we get a couple new details from the shots. Even through camouflage, it’s noticeable that the upcoming Audi Q5 will feature a more evolutionary design of its current model, much like the B9 Audi A4. This is to be expected, as Audi seems to be creating such design evolutions for most of its cars, lately.
The new Audi Q5 seems to have basically the same proportions as the current model. In profile, the new car also looks incredibly similar. If we didn’t tell you what car this was, you’d almost immediately recognize it as an Audi Q5. But there are some interesting new details. The body line that runs the length of the side at the top of the doors looks new. The sharp headlights and new singleframe grille design that accompany all new Audis seem to be present, as well as new LED taillights. Other than that, this is same old Audi Q5 styling.
The upcoming Audi Q5 will be based on the same MLB platform that underpins the new B9 Audi A4 and will feature similar engines. A 2.0 TFSI engine should be the standard engine, with a 2.0 TDI might follow to the US market. An Audi SQ5 might be a possibility as well, which would likely feature the same twin-turbocharged V6 said to be in the upcoming Audi S4. A plug-in hybrid model is a possibility and, considering Audi’s latest penchant for EVs, a likelihood at some point in the Q5’s life cycle.