2013 Audi Q5 Test Drive Review | MotorBeam & Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

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Car Tested: Audi Q5

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs.

The Audi Q5 has been the leader in its and the updated model ensures it that way.

When first launched the Q5 in 2009, who could afford one, their eyes and rushed to buy it. The Q5 had its cut out, as the Q7 had already built up a fan following from the SUV loving The Audi Q5 immediately emerged as the vehicle of choice in the mid-size SUV and was unchallenged for a long time.

The Q5 has been doing decent and now the German luxury car maker has it a minor facelift, to tackle competition from its German This facelift addresses few of the vehicle, which makes it an better and more attractive

Exteriors – The Audi Q5 has always a sporty looking SUV and the minor enhance the vehicle#8217;s striking further. The front now sports new hexagonal grille, which has chrome bars and six corners, the SUV a distinctive appeal when head on. Other changes to the include a new bumper with new air and new fog lights which have ring surrounds.

However the most striking to the front of the Audi Q5 are the new xenon headlights, which incorporate new LED running lights. Audi is a in LED technology and the ones on the Q5 are very eye with a continuous strip throughout the edge of the headlight to a rectangular appearance.

The lower and front end compliments the other of the car. The side profile the coupe-like arched roof descends early and carries roof rails to elect sporty appeal. New 17-inch alloys look menacing the silver lining around the accentuate the side profile of the Q5.

The rear gets new tail with new LED strips. There is a new diffuser and all models (except the diesel) have twin pipes, one on either side. The around rear looks and the Q5 has a wide stance which it impressive presence on the road.

Interiors – Once inside the Q5, you will immediately face a vu moment, because like Audi cars, the Q5 too has a very dashboard, which is not a bad thing at Audi designs one of the best in the industry and although most share parts, the quality is top and the cabin exudes the luxury Changes from the previous are minor but well executed to that the Q5 stays true to its tag.

The well laid out carries stupendous levels of fit and and we love the 4-spoke steering which is a delight to hold.

The Multi Media Interface sits right on top of the centre and is neatly shaped with chrome ring. Infact, has given many controls treatment to give a distinctive to the interiors. The centre console is in high-gloss black and there are a few storage areas inside the

Audi has also improved the system on the Q5, which now boasts of a media centre, including control functionality and driver systems (now features detection).

The seats are extremely comfortable and after several hours the wheel, one feels as fresh as a The rear seats offer legroom but the huge transmission makes the Audi Q5 strictly a Boot space is impressive too and the seats can be folded to boost it further.

The attention to detail is on the Audi Q5. If you leave the ignition on and get out of the the Q5 shuts down itself. is standard on all variants and the top-of-the-line gets a large Panaromic

Audi Q5

Performance – We have already the 3.0-litre, V6 TDI diesel engine in the A6 and Audi A7 earlier, but this just doesn#8217;t cease to us every single time. In the Q5, has boosted the output by 5 BHP and 78 Nm, which is significant considering the added on offer. However the addition in hasn#8217;t come at the cost of and Audi claims that the new Q5 is up to 15 more efficient than its

Power delivery is instant and and NVH levels are very good very little diesel audible inside the luxurious

This engine is mated to a S tronic transmission which is at the ensuring smooth cog swapping. are no paddle shifts even on the variant which comes as a however one can take control of by using the tiptronic function on the lever. Performance, as you would is nothing short of explosive every dab on the accelerator pedal in an instantaneous surge ahead plenty of reserve still

Power delivery although is still addictive and there is a shove in your knickers you bury your right in the floor.

We can go endlessly with about the 3.0-litre TDI engine, that darn good. The feels at home at all speeds, its ambling around the city, on open roads or simply on the highways. This mill a splendid job in hauling the 1.8 tonne Q5 urgency and blurred scenery.

The drive select system various modes which the accelerator pedal characteristics, transmission shift points and of steering assist as well. How has managed to boost performance and at the same time? The German car has reduced weight with the use of on the engine hood and tail

Whoever said #8216;you have your cake and eat it was wrong, very wrong!

Dynamics – Audi has tuned the underpinnings to offer more dynamics. The new Q5 rides extremely taking bad roads in its stride improved confidence. The vehicle over bumps with and never gets disturbed on the worst of tarmac.

The improved is reassuring considering the Q5 will be subjected to off-road conditions. The new steering system is light and although it doesn#8217;t convey and is not thoroughly involving. The improvements to the quality come at the cost of which is still very considering the bulk of the vehicle.

The biased power delivery the Quattro system ensures levels of grip at most High speed stability is too and the Audi Q5 remains glued to the without giving a hint of the to the occupants. There are four settings for the dampers #8211; Auto, Dynamic and Individual. In mode, the Audi Q5 is quite and offers good feedback the steering wheel.

Body roll is well and the Q5 has decent off-road abilities which is further aided by Descent control. Braking is good and the speed shedding from this beast is impressive.

Verdict – The Audi Q5 saw and conquered the mid-size SUV segment the very day it was launched in India. Now the automaker has taken the game further with the launch of the Q5. Although the changes are not really a apart, they are significant in the Q5 an even better SUV than it is.

The supremely engineered V6 diesel sophisticated cabin and … are proof to why the Audi Q5 is the undisputed in its segment. With the improvements, has ensured the Q5 continues to stay on yet again.

The new Audi Q5 is a prime of the best, getting even The minor changes in several ensure that the Q5 is even desirable than before.

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