The new Audi Q5 has been caught testing on the Indian roads numerous times over a long period of time. The all-new second generation of the vehicle will be finally launched in the Indian market in January 2018. The all-new Q5 was showcased at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Audi Q5 was first launched in India in 2011 and over the years, it has received minor changes on the outside but the new Q5 is an all-new version.
The next-generation Q5 is based on the flexible MLB Evo Platform and looks like a scaled down Audi Q7. The SUV also loses over 100 kg over the predecessor and has also become larger in size. The new Q5 looks very sharp with a cleaner body design. It gets a single-frame grille with Matrix LED headlamps and a sculpted sporty bonnet. The rear of the vehicle gets LED tail lamps, a roof-mounted spoiler and a new bumper with diffuser.
The all-new Q5 has been updated from the inside too. The car gets an all-new completely digital 12.3-inch instrument console. There is a Heads-up Display (HUD) too. The central infotainment system is a touch-sensitive screen that gets Google Earth and Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.
The Q5 also gets a host of electronic aids like adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, collision avoidance assist, pre-sense front and rear sensors, park assist, blind spot warning among other things.
The engine options of the car have also been updated. It is now powered by a 2.0-litre Ultra TDI diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 190 Bhp and peak torque of 400 Nm. Audi may continue to power the Indian version with the same 2.0-litre 163 Bhp engine to efficiency purpose. Audi is also expected to introduce a 2.0-litre petrol motor on the new Q5 that churns out about 252 Bhp.
The car will go against the like of Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60.