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    1. Latest Audi Q5 Spy Photos Reveal Most Undisguised Look Yet



      We've got a new set of Q5 spy photos from our spy photographer sources and these latest shots reveal new details. What you see here is what appears to be a non S-line version with very little disguise. Look closely and you can clearly see the hexagonal grille with no fake framing and what appears to also be the new lighting clusters with solid LED style housings.

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    2. Lamborghini SUV In the Works to Share MLB Architecture with Next Audi Q7 & Porsche Cayenne



      Remember the Lamborghini Estoque concept (teased above)? This edgy sedan was an experiment by Lamborghini, but one Sant Agata just as quickly dismissed when the market hit a recession back in 2008. That concept was based on Audi's then upcoming MLB architecture and experimented with ...
    3. Audi Q6 Still on Track Says Walter de'Silva, Head of Design for Volkswagen Group



      It's not like we were questioning whether the upcoming Audi Q6 had been dropped from Audi's development plans, but confirmation of the car by the Volkswagen Group's design boss are worth a mention and they come from Automotive News Europe via Autoblog.

      If you've been keeping track, Audi will now be in charge of initial development of large (longitudinal engine fitment) ...
    4. Porsche Plans Audi Q5-derived Cajun. Intel Examined.



      It's no secret that Porsche is working on a baby Cayenne known internally as Cajun and set to be based on the same MLB matrix used for the Audi Q5 and said to share a fair amount with the four-ringer crossover. No surprise then that the Cajun test mule shown above and running laps at Nurburgring simply wears Q5 bodywork. Of course, there will be differences when Cajun goes to market ...
    5. Audi Builds 2.5T FSI Q3 Prototype, Could Lead to Q3 RS.



      At the same time European journalists are getting their first sample of the all-new Q3 in Switzerland and full production is beginning in Martorell, Spain, news is slipping out that the marque from Ingolstadt could be planning a potent RS version of the small crossover.

      Power for the engine would come from the same 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder found ...
    6. Crossover Expansion Planned at Audi Says Kacher, Including Q1, Q4, Q6



      As the Audi Q3 moves into production and distribution, Automobile Magazine's European contributor and usual suspect in our News & Rumors coverage Georg Kacher has filed an intel report on Ingolstadt's master plan toward crossover expansion. Turns out Q7, Q5 and now Q3 are only the beginning.

      Here's a quick run-down.

      Q1 ...
    7. Rendered: OEplus Audi Q3. Lowered with Tires for the Win.



      There's something about crossovers. They're tall, practical and more fuel efficient than SUVs though not quite as fuel efficient as a wagon... yet there's no denying they hurt the business case for the Avant, much-loved by hardcore Audi enthusiasts. Like it or not though, crossovers are here to stay and the new Audi Q3 is proof of that.

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    8. Audi Releases First Drawings of Q3 Ahead of Shanghai Motor Show Debut



      Audi released several drawings today of its upcoming Q3 crossover. Based on Audi and the Volkswagen Group's transverse A architecture much like the A3 and TT and will be built at the Martorell Spain plant currently utilized by SEAT. Sources inside Audi have told us that the Q3 will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month alongside an e-tron version of the A3 sedan shown in concept form in Geneva. ...
    9. Spied: Audi Q3 Test Mules Hit the Road



      The Audi Q3 moves ever close to production with market availability expected (in Europe at least) by the end of the year. Knowing that car is so soon in the shoot, we've not been surprised over the last few weeks to see disguised test mules out and about testing.

      We've just stumbled across a set of shots published by our friends Audiblog.nl that show the car from multiple angles. We're not positive, ...
    10. First Audi Q3 Test Mule Caught in the Wild



      The Audi Q3 has been confirmed for quite some time now and even shown in concept form as the Cross Coupe Concept , but a production equivalent has been a long time in coming. However, as production of the small crossover nears it was only a matter of time before spy photogs began to catch the car in testing and today we've found the first instance we know of where this has happened. The Australian ...