The Audi Q5 was first revealed in 2008 and now the engineers from Ingolstadt are finalising the face lifted Q5.
The front is getting most work sporting new headlights and a restyled front bumper with the chrome grill getting the corner chamfer similar to the recently unvailed RS4.
The front grill is also rumoured to have the hexagonal pattern but this isn’t the case on this prototype just the very lazy camouflage around the detailed chamfers.
We also think the interior is getting some improvements around the centre cluster as this was heavily covered up in the photos.
The original Q5 debuted at the Beijing Auto Show which begins again in April, that may be a bit too soon for Audi so perhaps we may see it at the Paris Motor Show later in the year.
Here are the first uncamouflaged shots of the upcoming Audi Q5 Facelift.
Here is the Audi Q5 Facelift sporting the new hexagonal grill where the detailing has been hidden under the chrome stickers.
We are also expecting a new headlight cluster to be fitted to change the look.
Distinctive LED lights provides light during daytime and, thanks to innovative LED technology, they consume less energy and have a considerably longer working life than standard dipped lights.
The lower front fascia shows that this is a S line variant.
Powering this Q5 will be the same choice as the current models with slightly revised for fuel economy.
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 180ps
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 211ps Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic With 211ps
Rumour has it that an RS is in works and will be expected to compete with the likes of the X6M.
The Porsche Cajun mule has been spotted in northern Sweden undergoing winter testing.
We were expecting to see at least a production prototype around now, so we find it strange that the mule is still cross dressed in the Audi Q5 form.
This car is expected to be in direct competition to the current Range Rover Evoque and priced around £35,000 for the base model.
The chassis is based on the mules Q5 but will be an heavily modified affair, with a wider track and some Porsche fettled power units from Audi.
Rumour has it that there will be two engine options at launch including a 180bhp Diesel along with a 235bhp 2.0 litter.
Later on in 2012 we expect to see the S variant which will be powered by a 3.0 litre V6 with around 300Bhp but expect this figure to change depending on the rumoured sporty Evoque.
An Hybrid model will follow in 2013, We expect to see a concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor show.