The new spring testing season at the Nürburgring circuit has just started, but the last throes of winter in Sweden have just shown that extreme cold tests have not ended and that surprises are a regular feature of snowy landscapes. These are the first spy photos of the new Audi Q5 2024, one of the firm’s most important SUVs.
The air intakes on the sides are also new, higher and with the same finish as the radiator grille , in addition to a new additional grille in the lower part, with a trapezoid shape that occupies a larger surface. The hood changes completely, now with more chiseled side profiles and a rounder edge . A more elegant and aggressive style ahead, but without changing the proportions, which remain practically intact, although the wheelbase will grow a few millimeters to offer more interior space .
Audi has also given a sportier look to the rear, with a steeper tailgate rake, although in this area the drivers are tentative . What the camouflage does reveal is that the German brand will retain the characteristic style of the current model, with a marked border just above the license plate . A development that has begun just a few months after the first prototypes of the Audi A4 Avant have hit the streets.
The snapshots have not allowed us to take a look inside, although a great leap is expected in this area, much more sophisticated and technological , in line with the electric variant that is being developed and is in a more advanced state, that of the Q6 e-tron. Audi will offer a range of petrol and diesel engines, all with 48-volt MHEV technology , including a plug-in hybrid option (PHEV), all with 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive , excluding the front. The new Audi Q5 will be a great world novelty in the second half of next year, so the first units will arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of 2024 .