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Scoop! Next-gen Audi Q5 spotted testing in Pune

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The second generation Q5 has been spotted in India on a few occasions but recently, an undisguised test mule was snapped in Pune. 

The 2017 Audi Q5 is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform, which it shares with the Q7 and A4 sedan. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Q5 is longer, wider and has a longer wheelbase as well. Audi claims that the use of lightweight, high strength steel and aluminum in the construction of the platform has helped in reducing the weight of the new model by up to 90 kg.

On the outside, the new Q5 has been given a subtle makeover. It now features a single-frame chrome grille like the Q7 which is flanked by LED headlights and re-styled LED DRLs. Higher variants of the Q5 are likely to get Audi’s Matrix LED headlights. In the side profile, the new Q5 looks almost identical to the outgoing model. At the rear, it features a similarly shaped tail gate and re-profiled LED tail lamps with optional dynamic turn signals.

Audi has updated the Q5’s instrument cluster with the Virtual Cockpit system consisting of a 12.3-inch display. In addition to that, a floating 7.0/8.3-inch touchscreen sits on the top of the centre console. 

Audi offers a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel on the current Q5. This engine produces 174 BHP @ 4,200 rpm and 380 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm. It is paired with a 7-speed S tronic gearbox and has the Quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi is yet to confirm the engines that will be on offer on second generation Q5 in India.

 
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