The Audi Q5 is not just a premium mid-sized SUV… it is elegance, class, comfort and safety redefined especially in its updated 2018 model. This compact luxury crossover SUZ is currently available in 2 variants… Premium Plus and Technology with diesel and petrol engines that are equipped to take the vehicle from 0 to 100Kmph in 7.1 seconds. Everything from the size of the Audi Q5 to its performance has made it enormously relevant as a metropolitan family SUV that is stable enough to ply on otherwise treacherous roads in Indian cities. The Audi Q5 is available in India in 5 visually arresting shades that are Navarra Blue Metallic, Floret Silver Metallic, Forest Grey Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic and Ibis White.
Prominent creases at just the right places, sloping roof, posh alloy wheels, large hexagonal front grille, elaborate sun and moonroof, Matrix LED headlamps that merge into the grilles, elaborate rear spoilers and adjustable headlights are some of the most distinctive exterior features of the Audi Q5. As far as dimensions are concerned, the vehicle is 4663mm long, 2410mm wide and 1659mm high with a ground clearance of 200mm making it slightly more road compatible in comparison with the Q3. Boot space of 550ltrs further lives up to the basic expectations of buyers from a premium midsized SUV model.
The interior of the Audi Q5 is spacious with front headroom of 1059mm and rear headroom of 998mm. Beige leather seats, leather-covered steering, spacious glove compartment, driving experience control Eco, outside temperature display and extended entertainment system with Audi music interface, driver information system are some of the key interior features that owners have loved till date. The safety features of the Audi Q5 that includes anti-lock braking system, parking sensors, speed sensing auto lock, driver/ passenger/side airbags, traction control and stability control system are appreciable.
Both the diesel and petrol versions of the Audi Q5 run on 2.0ltr 4 cylinder engine that allows a maximum speed of 218Kmph. The petrol version comes with a 1984cc engine with maximum power of 252bhp at 5000 to 6000rpm and maximum torque of 370Nm at 1600 to 4500rpm. The diesel version, on the other hand, is powered with a 1968cc engine with maximum power of 190bhp at 3800 to 4000rpm and maximum torque of 400Nm at 1750 to 3000rpm. Both petrol and diesel variants are further powered with the 7-speed gearbox that allows smooth and effortless drive. What is more interesting about the Q5 is that it comes with 6 preset driving modes that are off-road, efficiency, comfort, auto, dynamic and individual that makes it compatible with an array of driving requirements literally seamlessly.
The starting price of Audi Q5 in India is 55.27 lakhs and goes up to 59.79 lakhs for the highest 45 TFSI Technology Model. It currently compares with the Mercedes Benz GLC 300 and the Volvo XC60.
The Audi Q5 can be your perfect match if you are looking for… • A practically sized SUV that is relevant for Indian metro roads • High comfort and convenience factors • Maximum safety and stability even on rain-drenched roads
• The average mileage factor of 8.4Kmpl to 12.44Kmpl can be a little disheartening • Design-wise, it is an average model when compared with other premium models at the same price level • A few more engine options for the variants could be better.