Second Generation 2017 Audi Q5 is lighter, quicker, efficient and more on everything. India Launch Late 2017
Finally Audi has taken the covers of from the second generation Audi Q5. Audi followed an extended teasing platform to talk about the 2017 Audi Q5 previewing a lot of its features. Unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the car combines Audi’s saloon car sportiness with a multifaceted character. The 2017 Audi Q5 comes with a highly flexible interior along with the latest connectivity and driver assistance systems. Audi is counting big on the new Q5 saying they have taken the game a level up with the second-generation of the car.
Audi has added Quattro drive system, more efficient engines and air-suspension with damper control to the new car. On the looks front, the new 2017 Audi Q5 arrives with more rugged appeal than its predecessor, showing of the cars Audi SUV lineage. But make no mistake; The 2017 Audi Q5 is truly an A4 beneath all this butch SUV looks. The car shares the same MLB evo platform used on the A4 and interestingly on the Q7 too.
The 2017 Audi Q5 is larger than the car it replaces while at the same time being 90 kgs lighter as well. The 2017 Audi Q5 is 4.66 m long, 1.89 m wide and sits high at 1.66 m. This means the car is roomier than before thus providing more comfort for the 5 passengers it can accommodate. This time around there is a 7-inch central display with an 8.3-inch display as optional. The screens are controlled by a rotary dial-and-touch pad along with the optional Audi Virtual Cockpit. Other features include the LTE module, Wi-Fi hot-spot, Audi Connect Services, Audi phone box, Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. There is also an Audi tablet serving as a flexible rear-seat entertainment device.
As is the fashion these days, the car also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The engine options are a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol, with 252 PS, joined by four TDI diesels, including the 2.0-liter with 150 PS, 163 PS and 190 PS. The top of the line engine is the 3.0l unit that develops 286 PS and 620 Nm of torque. There will be a choice of 14 exterior colours and the prices starts from €45,100 ($50,555) in Germany. Though no update is their about the Indian launch, but going by the way the old Q5 was successful, the 2017 Audi Q5 won’t take long to come to our shores.