2017 Audi Q5 to Bow at Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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