2017 Audi Q5 to Bow at Detroit Auto Show

The 2017 Audi Q5 will make its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, AutoGuide has learned.

The next-generation luxury crossover will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s new, lightweight MLB architecture that made its debut on the new Audi A4. It is expected to help lighten the Q5’s weight by around 225 pounds, while it will be packed with plenty of new technologies from the Q7 SUV. That means it’ll feature the German automaker’s new MMI infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a new touchpad in the center console.

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The new Audi Q5 has been a long time coming and it has been spied testing numerous times last year. Powertrain options are expected to be shared with the new A4, which means four- and six-cylinder engines. It will be interesting to see whether Audi adds a diesel model to the lineup for the U.S. market given the recent Volkswagen scandal.

Check back with AutoGuide.com for all the information on the 2017 Audi Q5 when it makes its official debut.

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