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We can now confirm that Audi will be revealing the all-new Q5 at this year’s Paris Motor Show, after the company revealed this teaser recently. Accompanying the shot of the SUV’s taillights is a short video that highlights the SUV’s infotainment system (we’ll get to that later).

Nothing much to be gained from the teaser here, but from the numerous spyshots of the SUV in prototype guise, several things are a definite. For starters, the Q5 will adopt an evolutionary approach to its design – similar to the new A4 and A5.

The front-end will feature Ingolstadt’s latest interpretation of its Singleframe grille design, matched by slimmer headlamps. As for the rear, there are sharp-edged taillights, an integrated roof spoiler and dual trapezoidal exhaust tips.

While the general shape appears to be unchanged from its predecessor, the new car looks to feature more pronounced haunches for a less bulbous look compared to the outgoing model.

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Underpinning the new Q5 will be the MLB Evo platform, which it shares with the new A4 and Q7. As a result, expect the Q5 to weigh less than before, and feature the same powertrain options as the sedan. Aside from the usual TFSI petrol and TDI diesel versions, a plug-in hybrid option could possibly join the line-up later on.

For those who require more performance, they can look forward to the S and RS models, with the latter likely to share its engine with the next-gen RS4 and RS5. Rumours indicate that the twin-turbo 2.9 litre V6 from the new Panamera, albeit tuned for a different output, will be utilised.

As for the Q5’s infotainment system, the video you see below highlights the new car’s MMI infotainment system. Catering to both iOS and Android users, the system’s smartphone interface will likely support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, appeasing fanboys and fangirls alike.

GALLERY: 2017 Audi Q5 spyshots