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Next generation Audi Q5 beautifully rendered ahead of 2016 reveal

The next generation Audi Q5 has been speculatively rendered by RM Design with an evolutionary styling. It’s due to go on sale towards the end of next year as a 2017MY and as most of you know it will be manufactured in Mexico at a newly established factory in San José Chiapa which will enable the country to produce its first ever premium vehicle.

It’s not really hard to image how the crossover will end up looking since most of the design cues will be taken from the second generation Q7. That being said, we expect the new Q5 to look substantially better than the outgoing variant and it may very well resemble these two renders showing a more refined look for the high-riding model which is expected to look like a smaller Q7 but with a few distinctive design cues.

2017 Audi Q5 render by RM Design
2017 Audi Q5 render by RM Design

The Audi Q5 is believed to ride on the MLB Evo platform taken from the new A4 (B9) and should go through a strict weight loss program even though the crossover will probably be a tad bigger than the outgoing version. It will use just about the same array of engines as the A4 and will likely spawn SQ5 Plus gasoline and diesel variants while an RS Q5 could be on the agenda as well.

Taking into account it will be made in Mexico, we expect the next generation Audi Q5 to be revealed at a major auto show in America in the first half of next year, so look for a NAIAS or New York debut.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.