Audi India has finally launched the next-gen Q5 in India for Rs 53.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Unveiled at Paris Motor Show last year, The Q5 is available in two variants Premium Plus and Technology. The next-gen SUV by the German automaker gets stronger external styling and more interior space. From the front, the new Audi Q5 looks similar to its larger sibling the Q7. The line on the Q5 is now more angular and less swollen. The new Audi Q5 is made Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform which is also seen on the new Audi A4 and Q7. The new-gen Audi Q5 is also 90kgs lighter than its previous generation.
Inside the cabin, the new Audi Q5 comes equipped with Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, multi-zone auto climate control and Audi’s latest MMI infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets a large panoramic sunroof and parking aid plus with rear view camera.
Under the hood, the new Q5 comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine which makes 187 bhp of max power at 3,800-4,000 rpm and 400 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm. The engine has been mated to a new 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission.
In terms of safety, the SUV comes with active lane assist, collision avoidance assist, 8 airbags and cruise control with speed limiter. In the Indian market, the car will compete with the likes of BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC and newly-launched Volvo XC60.
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