Audi hasn’t revealed the new Q5 yet either in concept or production guise but we know the new model will be based on VW’s Tiguan SUV and is targeted at BMW’s X3 and Mercedes’ upcoming GLK. The latest announcement comes from Audi’s U.S. Chief Johan de Nysschen, who spoke recently with Automotive News. Nysschen also revealed that the Detroit Auto Show in January of 2009 could be used to unveil the new cars.
The new diesel Q7, meanwhile, will arrive sporting a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 engine with 230hp and 400lb-ft of torque on tap. This new model will be the first Audi diesel to be sold in all 50 U.S. states and its powertrain could eventually filter across to the new Q5 as well as the A4, A6 and A8 models. It’s “just a matter of formality,” Nysschen explained.
As for the hybrid Q7, it will be powered by a 280hp petrol V6 mated to an electric motor that you can read about by clicking here. Pictured above is a rendering of the new Q5, which you can see more of in our previous story.