Audi’s Q SUVs introduced in nearly half of the corporate’s gross sales in India earlier than a lot of their bread-and-butter fashions needed to be discontinued when the BS6 emission norms had been launched. The Q5 has been absent for greater than a 12 months, however with the launch of the brand new 2021 mannequin priced beginning at Rs. 58.93 lakh (ex-showroom, India), Audi appears well-positioned to enhance its already burgeoning gross sales numbers this 12 months.
The curiosity within the Q5 is palpable, with the complete 12 months’s inventory already offered out even earlier than it was launched. And understandably so. The SUV had carved a status for itself as a flexible, technologically superior, all-wheel-drive SUV with glorious highway manners and presence.
There are not any dramatic modifications to the brand new Q5. Audi has stayed true to the tried and examined, cherished silhouette whereas bringing parts from different Q fashions to the fore. The 2021 Q5 will get new LED headlamps with a particular gentle signature that flank a bigger octagonal grille, just like the one seen on the Q8. There are vertical chrome slats on the grille which can be particular to India. Transferring to the rear, you see new LED tail-lamps and a brand new bumper. The one different vital change on the Q5 is the brand new 19-inch alloys.
Audi has caught to the cut up sprint design on the within. It does get just a few modifications they usually embody a bigger 10.1-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI) touchscreen infotainment show and linked automotive options. Conspicuously lacking is the rotary dial. The corporate claims that this model of the MMI will get an enchancment in responsiveness in comparison with the previous-generation mannequin. Different main additions embody the Digital Cockpit Plus—the newest iteration of the corporate’s absolutely digital instrument cluster—and the brand new 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Engine and Transmission
Preserving with the corporate’s new coverage to put off diesels, the SUV shall be accessible with solely a petroleum engine—a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that additionally does obligation on the A6. Right here it produces 245hp and 370Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and comes with the Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive. Bolstering its off-road skill, a trademark of the Q5 for some time now, is the presence of adaptive dampers.
The brand new Audi Q5, the corporate’s ninth main launch this 12 months, is a part of the corporate’s new product offensive within the Indian market. At Rs. 58.93 lakh for the Premium Plus variant and Rs. 63.77 lakh for the Know-how variant (each costs ex-showroom, India), Audi has positioned the Q5 smack bang in the course of some wholesome competitors that features the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3. The Audi Q5, with its excellent trip/dealing with stability and an assortment of options, is certain to pose an enormous problem to its German counterparts.