The Gaikindo Indonesia Auto Show seems to have a lot of manufacturers eager to display their upcoming models to the general public and gauge their response. And the German luxury marquee brand Audi is no different. The Indonesian Auto Show has Audi displaying its middle of the line Audi Q5 SUV in its latest generation avatar. The Q5 SUV starts at around 1500 million Rupiah in Indonesia.
The 2017 model that was on display at the show is the one with the S-Line body kit added. Standard features include new LED headlights, LED taillamps, sporty 19 inch alloy wheels, parking sensors at both the front and the rear and a variety of five different exterior body colors to choose from. The exterior, though in familiar lines, borrows cues from the bigger Audi Q7. As far as the technical specifications are concerned, the new Q5 measures 4663 mm in length, has a width of 2140 mm with ORVMs open, a height of 1659 mm and a long wheelbase of 2819 mm.
Stepping into the interior gives the feel of luxury and comfort which Audi cars are known for. The features include an all-black interior with leather upholstery, diamond pattern stitching with contrasting silver trim. The top of the line trim levels are equipped with Bang and Olufsen audio system, MMI Radio Plus with a 7-inch TFT display, electrical adjustable seats, Audi’s Driver Assist Virtual CockPit display, cruise control, a multi function steering wheel with sporty contours and front sport seats which are part of the S-Line package.
The 2017 Audi Q5 is based on the new MLB evolution platform on which the new Audi A4 and A5 are already based and is lighter than its previous generation by around 90 kg. When launched in India, the new Q5 model should get a 140 kW (190 PS) 2.0-litre TDI turbo diesel and an 185 kW (252 PS) 2.0-litre TFSI petrol. Both should be equipped with a 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox and Quattro AWD system as standard. Audi might launch lower variants without the Quattro system to price the SUV more competitively and lure more buyers.