2016 Audi Q5

Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover which was originally launched in 2008. It stands between Q3 and Q7 models. Although facelift of this crossover was done last year, Audi plans to launch second-generation model in shortest possible period. According to company spokesman, new model will surely come in 2016, but is still unknown will it be named as 2016 or 2017 year model. No matter what happened, for now, we will call in 2016 Audi Q5. It is also worth to mention that this model is expected to be the first one that will be made in Audi’s new assembly in San Jose Chiapa , Mexico.

2016 Audi Q5 front view

2016 Audi Q5 redesign

Probably the most exciting about 2016 Audi Q5 will be its visual appearance. It will feature company’s new design language, which will for the first time be present on new Q7, which will come in few months. This basically means that new model will be more modern and less conventional-looking car, which wasn’t the case with last generations of Audi models, which were characterized as cars with very conventional design. The 2016 Q5 will feature completely revisited much more aggressive front fascia, with much sharper headlights and trapezoid grille as most notable features. It is also expected that Audi will present the longer wheelbase version of 2016 Q5, soon after standard model’s launch.

2016 Audi Q5 side view

2016 Audi Q5 engine

Just like current model, 2016 Audi Q5 will available in various variants under the hood. Beside petrol, there will be also diesel and hybrid variants in offer. However, it is still unknown will the current line-up remain the same, or there will be some new options for second-generation model. Current line-up is consisted of two petrol, two diesel and one hybrid configuration. It is also unknown will 2016 Audi Q5 use same transmission, or there will be some changes. Current model uses 6-speed manual, 7-speed S tronic and 8-speed Tiptronic transmissions.

2016 Audi Q5 rear view

2016 Audi Q5 release date

It is expected that the second-generation model will be launched in 2016 and it is still unknown will it come as 2016 or 2017 year model. Just like current one, new model have Mercedes-Benz M Class and BMW X3 as main competitors.