2016 Audi Q5 Release Date, Price, Specs – Not long ago, there were announcements about the release of the new 2016 Audi Q5 which was actually going to undergo some changes. The German auto maker which all along has been based at the Ingolstadt factory is going to change the production location to San Jose, Mexico.
Many people have voiced their displeasure with this move mainly attributed to whether the quality of the vehicle is going to be sustained. But considering the German auto maker’s long history of quality and efficiency, not much is expected to change and Audi will most certainly uphold their standards.
With this review comes important details including but not limited to spy photos, thought provoking and carefully filtered rumours and informative details and specs about the 2016 Audi Q5.
2016 Audi Q5 Exterior – Changes
Despite the very many changes that are going to be effected on the exterior of the new 2016 Audi Q5, the basic body layout is expected to remain mostly the same. The grille has perhaps undergone the most radical change, in spite of the fact that its shape has remained unchanged.
The grille will come with horizontal bars instead of the vertical ones that were conspicuously present in the older version. It will make a perfect combination with the newly designed headlights which have been placed a bit narrower than previously.
The lighting technology will receive the usual MatrixBeam LED lights seen in the previous Audi models. A new platform will be used which enables a significant reduction of the weight of the car to up to 220 pounds.
To put the design language into perspective, the new Audi Q5 will make use of the Volkswagen group light-weighted MLB-evo architecture which will also be credited with the slightly increased dimensions.
2016 2016 Audi Q5 Interior Pictures
As you can see on our pictures the interior design of the new 2016 Audi Q5 is heavily reliant on the Audi TT. The auto maker has completely redesigned its interior design and we should expect future Audi cars to embrace the same design.
The practicality and simplicity of the interior design is perhaps the sole reason to warrant the design shift. The design enables the driver to interact rapidly and efficiently with the controls.
The infotainment system now has 4G connectivity and allows you to make use of the satellite radio and the newly updated navigation system. Buyers should also brace themselves for a soft and comfy interior upholstery which feels amazing especially for longer cruising adventures.
2016 Audi Q5 Engine Spes
Under the hood of the new 2016 Audi Q5 is versatile range of engines that will give buyers the ultimate performance. A 2L TFSI engine will be the base engine which will make the generation of 245 hp and 273 pounds of torque possible.
Another option is a 2L TFSI engine which will make up to 190 hp and 295 pounds of torque. Additionally, the other option will be a 3L V6 TDI engine with the capability of producing 272 hp and 443 pounds of torque.
Furthermore, buyers should also expect a third option of 3L V6 TDI engine which will be able to generate 354 horsepower and 516 pounds of torque. A hybrid engine is also in the offing and will be combined to the 2L turbocharged inline four and will make 245 hp and 354 pounds of torque.
The hybrid powertrain will have a much better fuel economy with an approximation of 24/34 in the city/highway.
2016 Audi Q5 price and release date
The price of the new 2016 Audi Q5 is going to increase exponentially depending on the trim level. The starting msrp of this vehicle should be around $40,000 for the basic trims. The hybrid will come at $53,000 while the top most version will be priced at $55,000.
No released date has been announced as yet but our exclusive spy has some information that points to a possible 2016 release date or early 2016. The car will come in several trim versions, namely the 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige and 3.0T TDI prestige and the 2.0T Prestige Hybrid.