German luxury car manufacturer, Audi has
launched the new second generation Q5 SUV in India for a starting price of Rs.
53.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV goes up against the likes of the Mercedes
Benz GLC, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. Audi is offering the new Q5 SUV with all wheel
drive quattro system, suspension with damper control as well as Audi's Virtual
Powering the Q5 is powered by a 2.0L TDI
diesel engine which is capable of producing 190hp and 400Nm of torque. The new
Audi Q5 gets an 8pc increase in power delivery and 20pc increase in fuel
efficiency. It is capable of achieving a top speed of 218kmph and can attain
100kmph from standstill in 7.9 seconds. The SUV also features a three zone
climate control setup and comes with 8 airbags.
To look at, the new Audi Q5 is quite
dashing. The designers of the Q5 have moved a little away from the straight
line scheme and introduced a dash of curves to give this SUV a little more
attitude than before. This becomes evident when you take a closer look at the
SUV. The side profile features a prominent belt line that has a flowing and
minutely curvy design to it. The silhouette has a very gradual and gentle slope
backward and ends in a neat and curvy behind. The rear LED lamps come with
dynamic turn indicators and have a curvy yet sophisticated design.
The facade of the new Q5 sports modish LED
headlamps with a neat looking DRL design. The singleframe grille is reminiscent
of the one on the Q7. The front also gets large air intakes and has ample of
plastic cladding all around. Adding a bit to the butch appeal of the SUV are
bold and pronounced wheel arches that play home to bulky 235/60 R18 tyres. The
new Audi Q5 definitely has a good on road presence and the new design language
is not overly exciting but definitely has a nice twist to it.
The cabin of the new Q5 is adorned with
warm and earthy interiors. Audi has furnished the interiors with a beige
leather and leatherette upholstery. The beige colour scheme goes well with
wooden inlays which have been set all around the cabin. The German car
manufacturer has seamlessly blended technology into the spaces of this cabin
and have ensured efficient ergonomics. Some striking features which will set
the Q5 apart from the herd include Audi's Virtual Cockpit, a three zone climate
control with an individual zone for the rear seat occupants and the Audi phone
box with inductive charging.
Other features being offered on the new
Audi Q5 include electrically adjusted driver (with memory function) and co
passenger seat with a 4 way lumbar support adjustment, interior mirror with an
auto dimming function, MMI control with touch pad, voice control, navigation
and multiple connectivity options. The Audi Q5 also gets an electric boot
release and boot lid closing function. That said, features like a boot release
sensor could have been included. The new Q5 features a 21.08 cms MMI monitor
which is a fixed unit. It also doubles up as a parking camera. Rear seat
occupants can also get a manual roll up blind. The boot space offered on the Q5
ranges from 550 litres and can be extended upto 1550 litres. The rear seat back
also gets a standardised 3 way split. Audi has ensured the cabin of the Q5
exudes luxury, that said it does not really stand out of the crowd and gets a
very safe design theme.
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