The Audi Q5 has been a global success in the auto market. This trend is expected to continue in its upcoming model which is said to be sharper and attractive too. Audi has made these announcements saying that manufacturers of 2016 Audi Q5 are making plans to begin their work soon. Sources indicate that this generation will be lighter and more modern with plug in hybrid drive option.
2016 AUDI Q5: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The new 2016 Audi Q5 is expected to be a combination of elegance, luxury and also sportiness. In regard to maximizing its off-road capabilities, the 2016 Audi Q5 will come with a button which will be placed at the front on its shift lever. The driver will use this button by taking off the feet from the brake, and he will be able to maintain the set speed even when descending off a slope.
It is expected that the new 2016 Audi Q5 will take the new simple visual cockpit design. This cockpit will be easy to use since it eliminated the presence of many buttons. This car will also feature a large TFT screen in its front. Further, it is going to be built on the MLB platform, and this is expected to be the base for all upcoming Audi cars. This platform comprises the use of lightweight materials such as the high strength steels and aluminum. In that case, this new machine will weigh 220 pounds lighter that the current model, thus its fuel economy and its steering shall be enhanced greatly. In terms of its fascia, this model is going to be restructured significantly to acquire a more angular make. The corners of its grille are expected to be sharper while its headlights will be slimmer, therefore giving this auto a more aggressive appearance. Other technological features which will be included in this model include headlights with matrix LED technology. The same quantities of optional wheels are expected to remain, and they include the 18, 19 and the 20 inch wheels. Another major improvement in this model is in its interior space, which will be made with high quality leather. Again, 2016 Audi Q5 will be more spacious than the outgoing model, hence it will comfortably accommodate five adult passengers.
2016 AUDI Q5: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
2016 Audi Q5 is expected to come in five different engine options. The basic model under the hood will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, which produces about 200 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Another highly effective engine which is expected is the 3.0-liter engine which is capable of creating 354 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. It is also rumored that there will be another 3.0-liter engine with 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. For the expected hybrid version, it is rumored to be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four which will have an electrical motor. Its horsepower is expected to be at 245 while its torque is believed to be 354 lb-ft. The hybrid energy intake is expected to be much better, with an approximation of 24 mpg within the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
2016 Audi Q5: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Since there will be varied engine options for the 2016 Audi Q5, its prices are also expected to vary, with the base price being at $32 000. In terms of its release date, it is rumored to take place towards the end of 2016 since its production will begin early the same year. The biggest competitors of new 2016 Audi Q5 on market will be: BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.