GTspirit reader Victor Fulterer recently stumbled upon a test mule for the next-generation 2017 Audi Q5 recently undergoing testing in Austria.
While this isn’t the first time the next-gen Q5 has been spied testing, it is the first time the car has been spotted in a city. Additionally, it also offers our best view yet of the revised taillights and what appear to be LED brake lights.
Elsewhere from a visual standpoint, the next-gen Q5 is expected to bare similarities to the latest Q7. As a result, rectangular headlights are expected alongside flared front and rear wheel arches. From the spy shots below, a prominent crease can be seen running from the front wheel arches right through the rear fascia of the compact SUV adding to its aggressiveness.
Beneath the skin, the next Audi Q5 will be based around the MLB architecture currently used by the latest generation of Audi A4. Thanks to this new platform, the Q5 should weigh about 100 kg less than the current model.
From an engine standpoint, the car is tipped to be available with a selection of four and six cylinder engines and for the first time, a plug-in hybrid will also be available. This variant is tipped to be dubbed the e-quattro and will feature an all-electric range of about 30 miles.