Audi has been caught testing a prototype for a redesigned Q5.

The new third-generation Q5, expected in 2024 as the 2025 model, will be the last for Audi with internal combustion power, as the automaker has confirmed that only electric cars will be launched after 2026.

The new Q5 was spotted during testing along with a redesigned A4 which we will see launched a year before. Both cars are expected to run on an updated version of the Volkswagen Group MLB Evo platform, which is available in the current Q5 and A4, meaning longitudinal engine installation and standard front-wheel drive.

It seems that the new Q5 acquires a much more dramatic look than the current generation, decorated in a somewhat conservative style. However, the overall size looks about the same. The resulting design should be similar to Q5 E-Tron which has just been launched in China.

Audi Q5 E-Tron 2022

Don’t look for the Q5 E-Tron in the US. Instead, we get a separate electric SUV was named the Q6 E-Tron. It is also undergoing testing and is due to open later this year.

A redesigned Q5 Sportback should also appear. Prototypes of the coupe-like version should appear in about a year.

Expect all powertrains in the new Q5 and Q5 Sportback to be electrified, either with soft hybrid technology or with plug-in hybrid, combined with 4 or V-6 engines. It is unclear whether diesel engines will be offered, although some may be in markets where fuel is still popular.

Production of the Q5 for North America is currently carried out at the Audi plant in Mexico. It should be for the new generation as well.

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