A prototype for the following technology of Audi’s A5 Sportback hatchback has been noticed for the primary time.
Audi has additionally been noticed testing prototypes for the subsequent S5 Sportback and a brand new A5 Avant wagon that can substitute the present A4 Avant. The subsequent A4 goes the electrical route and is not anticipated to supply a wagon choice anymore.
The present A5 technology arrived available on the market in 2016 as 2018 fashions. The subsequent technology ought to arrive later this 12 months as 2025 fashions within the U.S.
Depend on solely the A5’s Sportback physique model reaching the U.S., although an Allroad soft-roader model of the A5 Avant might probably attain these shores as a alternative for the present A4 Allroad. We can also see a high-performance RS 5 Avant wagon provided right here, prototypes for which have additionally been noticed.
2025 Audi A5 Sportback spy pictures – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
The A5 Sportback prototype seen right here is simply calmly camouflaged. We will see that the design shall be much like the most recent A3 however with a number of extra curves launched. Shifting rearward, the roof line is much like what’s discovered on the present A5 Sportback.
Inside, count on an uncluttered sprint topped by a single panel comprising each a digital gauge cluster and infotainment system. There also needs to be a complicated head-up show with augmented-reality components (navigation symbols, for instance) on supply.
Underpinning the automobile must be an up to date model of mother or father firm Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform discovered within the present A4 and A5 vary, that means longitudinal mounting of engines and commonplace front-wheel drive. Anticipate all powertrains to be electrified, both with mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid know-how. It is not clear whether or not diesel engines shall be provided, although some may be in markets the place the gas continues to be fashionable.
Finally, Audi will completely supply electrical energy throughout its lineup. The automaker has already confirmed it’ll stop launching new fashions with internal-combustion engines after 2026 in most markets.