Recently announced was the release of a new 2016 Audi Q5 vehicle which is actually going to go through some changes. The German manufacturer which has been for years based in its home country and the Ingolstadt factory is going to change its place of development for this particular model. The release date was not officially been set but we have some particularities available which will make it easier for you to understand the changes the new Q5 has been put through.
Mainly, the production of this vehicle has been shipped off to San Jose, Mexico where the facilities for the production of this vehicle are now situated. Many people are concerned that this will lower the quality of the vehicle and are already considering the fact that we will get a less efficient car. But also taking into account the German brand and the eye for detail that they have had in the past it appears that it is not going to be a problem as Audi will certainly do its bets to make any part of the vehicle as best as they could.
With this review we have also provided some pictures about the future 2016 Audi Q5 release. The vehicle looks stunning and is something we have been expecting from Audi. A stellar design with some great characteristics is what we are going to get out of the new Audi vehicle.
2016 Audi Q5 Exterior
Although there are various exterior changes to the new 2016 Audi Q5, the basic body shape remains the same. The grille has perhaps gone through the most noticeable initial changes, despite the fact that the shape has remained the same. It now has horizontal bars instead of the vertical ones in the old model and combines well with the newly designed headlights which have been placed a bit narrower than before. The lightning technology continues the use of the MatrixBeam LED lights seen in previous Audi models.
The new platform that is used for the new Q5 vehicle enables the weight of the car to drop for at least 220 pounds. The Volkswagen group light-weighted MLB-evo architecture is the center of the redesign of the new Audi Q5 vehicle and is the basis of the new features that the car has. Also there is an additional choice when the wheels are concerned as you may choose from the 20 or 21 inch wheels when obtaining your new car.
The interior redesigned of the 2016 Audi Q5 heavily relies on the Audi TT. Audi has decided to take a different direction with the interior design of their vehicles which has firmly been seen in the aforementioned model. We can expect all of the future models to use the same or similar design set as this one as Audi firmly believes that this is the best way for their vehicles to go.
The inside includes a new design set where all of the controls are placed neatly and accordingly in front of you. The practicality and simplicity of the use is the major characteristic of this set and enables the driver to interact with all of the controls quickly and efficiently. Without it affecting your driving. The information system that was added allows 4G connectivity and allows you the use of a satellite radio and also has a new and updated navigation system.
The overlay of the interior was made to be generally more comfortable and thus some new materials have been incorporated. The soft and comfy letter which was included is feels great and the seats bolster your lateral support and makes better and longer rides possible.
Engine of 2016 Audi Q5
What the new 2016 Audi Q5 offers is versatility under the hood, which means that there is more than one engine trim available for the users to try. There is also the possibility of choose all-wheel drive or front wheel drive as well.
The standard trim or the basic engine choice for the Q5 is the 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which enables 245 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The next option means using a 2.0-liter TDI engine which can muster up to 190 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. We also have a third option to choose from and this one includes a 3.0-liter V6 TDI with the capabilities of reaching 272 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Next, there is the triple-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI which delivers a powerful 354 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. As we mentioned versatility is what graces the new Q5 vehicle and there is certainly something here for everyone.
Price and Release Date
The price for the 2016 Audi Q5 is going to rise a bit for this new vehicle. The assumptions are that the starting price is going to be around $40,000, which is also the bid for the basic trims of the vehicle. The hybrid model is certainly going to be priced around $53,000, while the higher trims may reach a price tag of $55,000. We mentioned that the release date was not confirmed yet but there are some talks that the vehicle is going to hit sales in the later part of 2016.