2016 Audi Q5 Redesign, Specifications and Price

The 2016 Audi Q5 will be a whole new design from the previous model. Many are considering the SUV as one of the best-looking vehicle compared to other brands. According to some credible sources, production will be moved from Ingolstadt, Germany to San Jose Chiapa, Mexico. We still don’t know what kind of reason does Audi has but this will be a challenging move for the German automaker.

2016 Audi Q5 Moving Around Green Scenery

The initial capacity is 150,000 units a year – the Q5 has sold strongly in most markets around the world – but fresh investment 12 months later should bring the proposed, pricier Q6 to be built alongside the Q5. This is significant: it means the Q5 can continue as an Audi-slick, family-oriented SUV, while the Q6 hoovers up the sportier coupe-influenced crossover market. Even though the Audi Q5 is arguably one of the best-looking crossovers currently on sale, the follow-up model will be redesigned from scratch.

Exterior

As well as any other Audi’s vehicle, new model is coming with great, modern and even more luxurious redesign. It will suffer many changes, so we should introduce you with some of them. New model will be underpinned with Audi’s MLB architecture (Modular Longitudinal Platform). Beside of the new platform, new Q5 will be made of light weight materials, such as aluminum and others. Many manufacturers are using this kind of materials on their vehicles, so they can get better general performances and fuel economy. New model will also offer the new, redesigned and more powerful front grille, more aggressive headlights and generally more luxurious front fascia. We should also mention new 18, 19 and 20 inches alloy wheels and more aggressive arches and bumper. When we take a look inside the new 2016 Audi Q5, we can see one of the best organized interior.

2016 Audi Q5 Illustration from Side View

Interior

The exclusive and spacious interior will be a sure to attract customs. The Audi Q5 2016 cabin will be cozy and built form quality materials. The seats will be slimmer and its black flat seats will offer comfort. The car manufacturers have minimized the number of buttons on the dash and steering wheel so as to make driving easier and to also offer good functionality. Its predecessor was fitted with USB, Bluetooth, keyless entry and other entertainment features. So it is expected that the new car will feature the latest technology and gadgets.

2016 Audi Q5 Dark Interior with Red Accents

Powertrain

All speed lovers will be excited to find out that 2016 Audi Q5 RS and SQ5. Customers will have the option to choose between front- and all-wheel drive. Under the hood of regular version of the upcoming Q5 will be offered with variety of engines.

Engine options that will come with 2016 Q5 include 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 245 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Second option could be a 2.0-liter TDI capable to produce 190 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Third engine in the line-up is a 3.0-liter V6 TDI good for 272 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Fourth engine, which is confirmed by Audi’s officials, is a triple-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI which is capable to deliver 354 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Special versions of 2016 Audi Q5 include two sports SUVs and one hybrid variant. 2016 Audi SQ5 will be equipped with 340 horsepower, while Q5 RS will have around 450 horsepower. 2016 Audi Q5 e-tron Quattro will use combination of 2.0-liter four-cylinder (252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque) and electric motor (109 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque).

2016 Audi Q5 in Motion Rear View

2016 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2016 Audi Q5 will be introduced later in this year as 2016 model year. Look for some price increases from the previous model. The new SUV will cost around $40,000 for the base model, hybrid version will command about $53,000. Meanwhile, SQ5 and Q5 RS trim will be tagged with a price of around $55,000. Main competition will be Nissan Murano, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX. Keep coming back here to see more updates in the future.

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