At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Audi introduced the new generation Q5 SUV. It went on sale in international markets this year with technological, cosmetic and feature upgrades. Now, the SUV was spotted undisguised in India at a dealer’s yard in Pune, Maharashtra, which hints at an imminent Indian debut.
The second generation FY Q5 was spotted next to the current car sold in India. The prominent changes are visible with the new cascading grille scrounged directly from the elder sibling, the Q7. The new angular headlamps get LED lighting signature which can be seen on the new crop of Audis these days.
There are no separate fog lamps and the front bumper has been redesigned with larger intakes than its predecessor. At the rear, the new Q5 gets similarly shaped tail lights with redesigned LED lighting signature. The rear bumper has been squared off and finished with integrated chrome quad-exhausts.
As for dimensions, the new model is now bigger than before at a length of 4,660mm, a 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.
The cabin is expected to be modern and feature-laden as well. Audi’s new Virtual Cockpit along with ambient lighting, large infotainment screen with MMI function and Audi Drive Select will come as standard in the new Q5. The car will ride on 19-inch wheels which can be upgraded to 21-inches as well. Additionally, the Audi Q5 also gets two new modes - lift/offroad and allroad.
When launched in India, the new Q5 will continue its competition against other German cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3 apart from newly launched Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace. We expect the new-gen Q5 to be launched in India early next year.