German luxury car maker, Audi, has finally launched the second generation Audi Q5 SUV in the domestic market on Thursday. Priced at INR 53.25 lakh (ex-showroom), the new generation Q5 SUV is offered in 2 trim levels – Technology and Premium Plus. The SUV is based on Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform making it lighter by about 90kgs in comparison to its previous version. The updated avatar of Q5 is slightly premium to the outgoing model by INR 3.81 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top end model. Moreover, the SUV also gets 5 drive modes as standard – Comfort, Dynamic, Individual, Automatic and Off-road. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 Bookings Open Officially; Launch Details Revealed
On the exterior front, the new Audi Q5 now gets a new face which is similar to that of elder Q7 SUV along with traditional Audi styling such as hexagonal grille and signature LED daytime running lights. The rear section features LED tail lamp with dynamic turn indicators, performance car like exhaust unit and much more.
On the inside, the cabin of the new Q5 falls in-line with the latest generation of Audi cars wherein it gets 12.3-inch ‘Virtual Cockpit’ instrument cluster, Bang & Olufsen infotainment system, 8.3-inch floating infotainment screen, a 3-zone climate control, wireless charging system, trackpad for MMI controls and a much more. Read More: Tata Q501 SUV (New Safari) to be Showcased at Auto Expo 2018
Under the hood, the new 2018 Audi Q5 SUV is equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel unit that produces 190PS of max power with peak torque of 400Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that transmits power to all the wheels via Audi’s Quattro drive-train system.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the updated avatar of Q5 is capable of returning mileage of 17 kmpl which is 2.8 kmpl more than its predecessor. The new Q5 SUV is claimed to hit three figure mark from standstill in just 7.9 seconds before hitting the top speed of 218 kmph. Also Read: New Honda Civic and 2018 Honda CR-V to Debut at Auto Expo 2018
The new Q5 claims to achieve a three digit speed from the standstill in 7.9 seconds along with a top speed of 218kmph. The claimed fuel efficiency of the SUV is around 17kmpl which is approximately 2.8kmpl more than the outgoing model. The new generation Audi Q5 will heat up the segment by competing against the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and others.