Audi’s Q5 SUV has been so beloved that it is now the marque’s most loved vehicle. Six years have passed since the second generation Q5 SUV was introduced. It is now being replaced. Audi engineers were kind enough for us to take photos of the side of the car by side. We will need to wait until Audi announces the specifications for the 2024 model. These images show that the new version is longer and can be seen as being lower. The windshield is steeper and the roof is lower toward the ground. This gives the car a sportier look.
Although the prototype has placeholder lights at both ends, it seems that the Q5 will get the traditional one-piece front headlight units. This is in contrast to the split-lamp design of the Q6 etron. Audi will provide its adaptive matrix LED lighting system and LED lights to the lights.
2024 Audi Q5 Redesign
The exterior changes aren’t as important as the ones happening inside the Q5. The current car has a rectangular touchscreen tablet with a digital gauge package. It is currently being sent to the scrapyard. In keeping with current trends, the new car will have a square-shaped infotainment screen as well as a freestanding digital cluster. Its overall appearance matches the spy shots of the Avant wagon and the A4 sedan.
It will have many similarities to the A4 brother’s underhood hardware. It will be available with petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid options. The engine will drive all four wheels using either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or an eight-speed automatic box.
The 2024 Audi Q5 can use an upgraded version of the MLB-Evo platform. According to Autocar, the new platform will support rear-axle steering (all-wheel steering) and other improvements. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to decrease the turning radius and reduce the turning radius. The rear wheels turn in the same direction that the front wheels at high speeds, which provides greater stability and stability.
Audi has yet not introduced a final combustion engine generation in its Vorsprung 2030 strategy. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann stated that the last internal combustion engine of Audi would be the “best” ever. At the Berlin climate conference, in June 2021, Markus Duesmann stated that Audi’s last internal combustion engine would be the “best we’ve ever made.” The next-generation Q5 may have 48-volt mild-hybrid technology in both its gasoline and diesel engines. The SQ5 could have electrification in mild-hybrid models.
Audi will soon offer a 2.0-liter gasoline engine as well as a plug-in hybrid. This should be made available in the U.S. The current model has a range of only 62 km/39 miles on the WLTP cycle, and even less at 23 miles according to the EPA’s testing. Audi could aim for a WLTP range between 100 km/62 miles for its next-gen Q5 PHEV. This is consistent with the EPA’s estimates. It is approximately 35-40 miles. A larger battery pack may allow for a significant increase in electric range.
The next-generation Audi Q5 will feature more efficient and environmentally-friendly engines, including mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids. They are future-proofed and ready to meet Euro 7 emission standards. Autocar reports that the EA8 2.0 liter engine will get an updated fuel injection system and new particulate filters.
The RS Q5 was not introduced for the Q5’s initial two generations. However, it appears that the company is currently working on a third generation to suit performance-oriented customers. Motor.es reported that an RS Q5 was under development. It was based on a prototype from Southern Europe. The fueling/charging doors were covered with covers, which indicates that it was a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. According to the Spanish publication, the test mule had an electrical danger warning sign. This is the yellow sticker found on the driver’s window. This confirms the speculation.
That the first and perhaps last RS Q5 PHEV will be a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine combined with an electric motor. Motor.es claims that the SUV’s WLTP range is approximately 20 kilometers. This indicates that the powertrain will use most of the electric power to improve performance.
PHEVs are a critical component of Audi.com’s electrification strategy. By 2025, plug-in hybrids will make up about one-third of the company’s total production volume. PHEVs are a more efficient alternative to internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. According to the company, PHEVs can be used in fully electric mode when traveling short distances. They can also be switched to ICE power for longer trips.
Audi’s PHEV production will be tripled by 2021 due to positive customer response to its plug-in hybrids. Based on model and market, Audi’s plug-in hybrids account for between 35-50% of all European incoming orders. The company will use a hybrid drivetrain for its next-generation RS models, including the RS Q5 PHEV mentioned earlier in this article.
2024 Audi Q5 Release Date & Price
In the first half of 2024, the 2024 Audi Q5 may be available at U.S. dealerships. The Q5 production is the focus of the Audi Mexico plant in San Jose Chiapa. It will produce the third-generation SUV. The prices will be USD 45,000 in the second half of 2024. In 2025, the Audi RS Q5 might be available.
The Audi Q5 was the most-sold model in 2022. Global sales of the Q5 increased by 2.7%, with approximately 300,981 units being sold. It was the most-sold Audi in America with 62.912 units sold in 2022 (YoY increased by 4%) Audi hopes the model change that will follow will help keep the vehicle on top. China is the home of the all-electric Audi Q5 E-Tron. It will likely continue to be a regional product in near future.