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

Expected in 2024 as a 2025 model for the U.S., the new third-generation Q5 will be Audi's last with internal-combustion power, as the automaker has confirmed that only electric vehicles will be launched beyond 2026.

Some of the earlier prototypes were spotted testing alongside a new A5 Avant wagon that will also be launched later this year. Both vehicles are expected to ride an updated version of Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform found under the current Q5 and A5, meaning longitudinal mounting of engines and standard front-wheel drive.

The new Q5 appears to be taking on a much more dramatic look than the somewhat conservatively styled current generation. However, the size appears to be about the same. The resulting design should be similar to that of the Q5 E-Tron that was launched in China in 2022.

2022 Audi Q5 E-Tron

2022 Audi Q5 E-Tron

Don't look for a Q5 E-Tron in the U.S. Instead, we will be treated to a separate electric SUV dubbed the Q6 E-Tron. It's also out testing and is due for a reveal soon together with a related Porsche Macan EV.

A redesigned Q5 Sportback should also be coming. Prototypes for the coupe-like variant should surface later this year.

Expect all powertrains in the new Q5 and Q5 Sportback to be electrified, either with mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology paired with 4-cylinder or V-6 engines. It isn't clear whether diesel engines will be offered, though they might be in markets where the fuel is still popular.

Production of the Q5 for North America is currently handled at Audi's plant in Mexico. This should also be the case for the new generation.