Audi Q5 has always been a big seller for the Premium German car maker in India. Now the 2018 Audi Q5 has taken the mantle ahead with 500 cars already booked in a time span of one month from its launch.
The 2018 Audi Q5 is based on the MLB EVO platform that makes it almost 70 kgs lighter than before aiding performance and fuel efficiency. This all new car looks like a mini Audi Q7 and borrows a lot of styling elements from its elder brother. There are full LED headlamps and taillamps with dynamic turn indicators. The large familiar Audi single piece grille gives a classy look to the front. Overall the car looks butch and well proportioned.
The 2018 Audi Q5 comes with an all new interior dominated by the high resolution Audi Virtual Cockpit that can be customised according to the drivers preferences. You also get the MMI infotainment system that can be controlled by a rotary dial and a touchpad. There is also a 180 Watt 10 speaker system and wireless charging as well. There is a huge panoramic sunroof while the boot measures at 550 litres.
The 2018 Audi Q5 is powered by a 2.0-litre Diesel engine that develops a strong 190 HP and 400 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and gets all wheel drive as standard. It can hit 100kmph in just 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 218 kmph. Fuel efficiency is rated at 17.01 kmpl. The Audi Drive Select also offers various drive modes like Comfort (relaxed drive), Dynamic (sporty drive), Auto (auto adjust) Individual (can set throttle, steering, suspension, transmission) and Off-Road (best traction & balance) mode.
Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India said “The increase in demand for the all new Audi Q5 has proved that the car is a leader in its segment and is poised to become the bestselling model in its class in India. The Audi Q5 has become a key volume driver for Audi in India and we are confident that the car will continue to be the first choice of customers who want to travel in style and sophistication. Since its market introduction in 2009 in India, the Audi Q5 has won many hearts and has continued to be the favorite amongst our customers. The all new Audi Q5 with its agile and efficient performance will definitely give an exhilarating driving experience to our customers.”
2018 Audi Q5 prices start at ₹ 53.25 Lakh onwards.