After a lot of teaser games, Audi has finally taken the wraps off it’s all new second generation Q5 on the first day of the Paris Motor Show. Let’s have a look.
As expected, the new Q5 gets huge Audi signature hexagonal grille at front with chrome linings and finishing at the borders. The grille meets the headlamps cluster both the side hosting sharp LED DRLs along with the headlamps. On the bumpers, there are big black fog lamp hostages with chrome linings in them and it manages to give the Q5 more rugged look. The chrome love continues to the borders of the windows too. And with those sharp body lines, the Q5 looks more SUV-ish than ever before.
The 2017 Q5 is built on the same MLB evo platform that is found in the A4 and Q7 which helps it to reduce the weight by up to 98 kg. It may have got lighter in weight but is now bigger than before measuring 4660 mm in length, 1890 mm in width and 1660 mm in height, with a 2820 mm of wheelbase.
The Q5 offers boot space from 550 to 610 litres with all seats up and can be expanded up to 1550 litres with the rear seats folded down.
As you enter the cabin, first thing you’ll notice is the free-standing 7.0-inch touchscreen at the top of the dash. Like the all other Audi’s these days, Q5 also gets the Audi Virtual Cockpit in place of the instrument cluster. The long list of other features includes- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Wi-Fi hotspot, Audi tablet which can be used as flexible rear-seat entertainment device, Audi Connect Services, Audi phone box and Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
The Q5 also comes equipped with number of driver assistance and safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control with traffic jam assist, Active Lane Assist, Cross Traffic Assist Rear, Collision Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning.
The engine lineup for the Germany includes a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol with 248 hp, a 2.0-litre Diesel with three output options of 148 hp, 161 hp and 187 hp, plus a 3.0-litre Diesel unit with 282 hp and 620 Nm of output. Depending on the variant, the engines comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed S tronic gearbox or the 8-speed tiptronic gearbox. All the models comes standard with Audi’s Quattro All wheel drive system.
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