The redesigned 2016 Audi Q5 is set to enter in the market soon. This compact SUV shall become a tough competitor of various new series which are being released in the market lately. Currently, the Audi Q5 is better than all the other Audi models available in the market today. It has been equipped with several features and new high technologies which shall make it a very popular auto among the buyers. Audi has consistently improved its car models annually; hence this model’s touch will get to greater heights. The 2016 Q5 will not only be a prestigious model, but it shall be a necessity rather than a luxury.
2016 Audi Q5: Redesign and Changes
This second generation model will switch from its current expensive berth of Ingolstadt to the San Jos`e Chiapa plant in Mexico. It is believed that in Mexico, wages are relatively low and Audi will create a total of 20,000 jobs. Although the present Audi Q5 is said to be the most attractive crossover in the market today, the upcoming model shall be redesigned from scratch. This is because the 2016 Q5 will be competing with the Range Rover Evoque, BMW X3, Mercedes GLK and the in-house rivals like Porsche Macan. This model shall be built on the more advanced MLB platform which is expected to help in reducing this crossover’s weight, to enhance its handling and to make it more efficient in general. The manufacturers have stated that this model will come with some exciting functions such as the laser device headlights, SOline offers, flat color choices and bigger tires that those in the outgoing model.
In terms of its exterior, this auto will acquire a distinctive style. It will be more lavish that ever before with a cutting edge design. This generation shall abandon the well-known curvy design and instead acquire a more angular shape. Its front fascia shall be redesigned as well to include more sharp angles and low air intakes. As for its grille, it will not receive significant changes but the familiar vertical strakes will be removed in favor of horizontal running ones.
As for its exterior, the cabin will be upgraded to feature a large TFT screen. This screen will be fitted at the driver’s reach thus eradicating the need for the huge number of buttons. Its cottage shall be finished with high class infotainment features.
2016 Audi Q5: Engine Options and Fuel Economy
This new auto will be offered with five engine options. The basic model will be a 2.0 liter turbocharged powertrain which generates 220 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The second engine shall be a 3.0 liter engine which is said to be highly effective. This second option shall be a turbo-diesel which will provide 354 horsepower and 347 lb-ft. A diesel variation will also be offered and it will have a 3.0-liter capacity. It will generate 240 hp and 428 pound-feet of torque. A forth engine will be present too and it is the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 generating 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The final engine choice will be a hybrid consisting of 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 and an electrical motor. Its horsepower is estimated at 245 horsepower and 354 pound-feet. In terms of the energy intake in the hybrid unit, it is approximated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2016 Audi Q5: Price and Release Date
To this day, it is not known when the 2016 Audi Q5 will arrive in the dealership. However, observations indicate that the new model will have a higher price tag than the current model. The cost will highly depend on the engine which a client will select.