The Audi Q5 is a popular name in the SUV segment across the global market. So, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one got to see Audi introduce the new generation Q5 SUV to the world. It will be launched in the international market sometime in 2017 followed by its debut in India. The new model gets technological, cosmetic and feature upgrades. © Provided by Carwale On the design aspect, the new Audi Q5 sports a new single frame grille replacing the vertical stack grille design. The SUV gets Xenon headlights as standard, while LED or high-resolution Matrix LED with dynamic indicators will be provided as an option. The new Audi Q5 weighs about 90kgs lesser than its current generation. As for dimensions, the new model is now bigger than before at a length of 4,660mm, width of 1,890mm and height of 1,660mm.  Its wheelbase runs into 2,820mm and now the car offers more 10-litres luggage space over the older version.

© Provided by Carwale The new Q5 from Audi is offered in one petrol and two diesel engine options. The diesel versions will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which generates about 187bhp, 12bhp more than the old Q5 and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which will generate about 249bhp. The petrol version will get a 2.0-litre petrol engine which generates 249bhp of power. All engines are turbocharged and will come mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The smaller diesel engine will be launched first, while the bigger diesel and petrol engine options will be introduced later. Additionally, the 187bhp diesel version will also get fuel saving Quattro with Ultra Technology four-wheel drive system that activates and deactivates the rear axle depending on power needs.

© Provided by Carwale In terms of features, the new Audi Q5 will get the Drive Select function with five modes – Comfort, Efficiency, Auto, Dynamic and Individual as standard. Additionally, the Audi Q5 also gets two new modes – lift/offroad and allroad. The company offers 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while the S line package offers 19-inch wheels. Moreover, customers can also opt for the optional 21-inch wheels.

The interiors are more spacious than ever and offer premium upholstery. The SUV gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel as standard and an optional ambient lighting that creates an attractive atmosphere in 30 different colours. The dashboard sports a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen and the top infotainment system gets an optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display.

Speaking about safety, the new Audi Q5 is loaded with Adaptive cruise control (ACC), Audi pre-sense, park assist, airbags, ABS and much more.  Owing to its impressive style and performance features, the new Audi Q5, post launch, will be a strong competitor to the Mercedes-Benz GLC in India.

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