A facelifted version of the Audi Q5 has been spied almost completely undisguised during testing ahead of its expected launch at the Paris motor show in September. The five-door SUV, which was introduced in 2009, is currently being mildly tweaked to bring it into line with the newer Audi Q3.
Our spy photographers caught two development models: a black Audi Q5 fitted with the plush S-line trim package and a red version of the SUV, which is the standard Q5.
These pictures reveal the new large single-frame six-corner front grille, which is the same shape as the one featured on the brand-new Audi A3 unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month. The Q5 also gets Audi’s latest ‘boomerang’ LED daytime running lights design and a new bumper treatment at the front and rear.
The Q5 is expected to get some new engine variations when it goes on sale in early 2013.