2018 Audi Q5 launched in India at INR 53.25 lakhs
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Audi has launched the second generation Q5 in India more than a year after it made its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in September. The 2018 Audi Q5 range starts at INR 53.25 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the Premium Plus Grade while the fully-loaded Technology Plus Grade is priced at INR 57.60 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Audi is offering the Q5 with a 2.0 L TDI diesel engine good for 190 hp and 400 Nm. It has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency rating of 17.01 km/l. The sole transmission option on offer is a 7-speed S Tronic sending power to all four wheels via Audi's Quattro AWD system. Audi claims that the SUV can hit a top-speed of 218 km/h and can accomplish the 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds.
The 2018 Audi Q5 features LED headlights and LED tail lights with dynamic indicators, 18 inch alloy wheels, 3-zone automatic climate control, Leather/Leatherette seat upholstery, Audi Drive Select, Panoramic sunroof, and 8 airbags as standard. The Technology Plus grade adds MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Audi Virtual Cockpit, Audi Phone Box with wireless charging, and adaptive suspension with damping control.
Rivals of the 2018 Audi Q5 include the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3.