The most awaited SUV Q5 was launched by German car manufacturer Audi in 2009. This car is sufficient for five passengers and it comes with sufficient amount of head room and legroom. Based on Audi A4 sedan, Audi Q5 car can be called a luxury SUV. The car is offered in the Indian market with price ranging from Rs. 39 lacs to 45 lacs.Audi A4 car is offered to the Indian customers in both petrol and diesel engine options. One can choose from 2.0L turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. It also has seven-speed twin-clutched semi-auto transmission with 3.0L V6 diesel engine. This compact SUV is able to maintain fine grip over the road. The nicely weighted steering, solid body control of 2011 Audi Q5 provides maximum fun. It comes with shield grille, which complements the external look of the car. Due to 540 litres luggage space, one can carry all necessary luggages while travelling.Launch History of Audi Q5In mid-2009, the new Audi Q5 was launched India. The car was launched in the Indian market in petrol and diesel variants. In 2008 auto show in Beijing, the model was unveiled. The Q5 model of Audi looks like the Q7 one but it is 75% in size. To provide aggressive looks, sharp Xenon headlamps with LED running lights are added to Audi Q5 2011. In order to differentiate it from the Q7, some changes in the design has been made. The engine options include 3.0-litre turbodiesel and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol. It has seven-speed automatic gear box, which provides manual shifting. In India, new Audi Q5 competes with Volvo XC90, Mitsubishi Montero, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz M-class and the Toyota Land Criuser Prado.The car is sufficient for five people and it comes with sufficient space of 540 litres for luggage. Audi Q5 is loaded with navigation system, rear-view camera and music system. Traction control, ABS (Antilock Braking System), anti-skid system and rear side curtain airbags are some advanced safety features of this car. The new SUV from Audi Q5 is known for its excellent mileage. The petrol variant provides mileage of 10.9 kmpl on city roads and 15.2 kmpl on highways whereas, the diesel variant offer mileage of 13.7 kmpl on highways and 9.6 kmpl on city roads.Variants (Models) of Audi Q5Audi Q5 car is offered to the customers in diesel and petrol variants. Each variant of the car is powered by different engine. There is also some amount of price differences among the models. The detailed description of the variants is mentioned below:
| Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro || This petrol model of Audi Q5 comes with DOHC2.0L, 1984 cc engine. It is loaded with various features like Power Steering, Power Windows, Leather Seats, Air conditioner, CD player, Anti-Lock Braking System and Central Locking. |
| Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro || This diesel variant of Audi Q5 2011 comes with 2967cc V6-cylinder engine with common rail technology and turbo charger. It has features similar to that of the petrol variant except CD player. |
Pricing of Audi Q5 The price of new Audi Q5 in India ranges from Rs. 39 lacs to Rs. 45 lacs. Price of the car varies in terms of the inbuilt features. However, Audi Q5 price for the diesel variant is more than the petrol model.
Review of Audi Q5Audi, the German manufacturer has launched its premium model Q5, in the market to cater to the requirements of Indian SUV lovers. This SUV is the smaller version of giant Audi Q7. In the month of February, the all new Audi Q5 was unveiled. It is all about luxurious interiors, contemporary styling and power packed engine. Audi Q5 has spacious interior, which is sufficient for 5 peoples. Furthermore, it has large luggage room, which proves useful in case of long journeys. It is a head turner and can attract any passerby by its excellent looks. Audi Q5 in India is available in both diesel and petrol variant, which provides freedom of choice. On entering India, the Audi Q5 has affected the sales of BMW. It competes with Toyota Fortuner and BMW X1, X3, X5 series.It comes with traditional large grille, which contributes towards its external looks. In terms of comfort, the SUV beats many sedans available in market. It comes with excellent curve lines with coupe like roof line. The fog lamps and head lamps of Audi Q5 cars provide excellent external looks. Furthermore, it has body coloured bumpers, door handles and side mirrors, which match with the structure.Interiors of Audi Q5 are widely appreciated in the market. With a touch of soberness, everything of the car is placed effortlessly. To the dynamic exterior, the interior of the car is complementary. For maximum comfort of the passengers, extra comfortable leather seats are provided in Audi Q5 India. The five seater car has sufficient amount of head room and leg room for drivers as well as passengers. This car can be adjusted between three levels of driving auto, comfort and dynamic. Due to excellent suspension system, one can expect better braking and handling capabilities.The new Audi Q5 is loaded with various advanced safety features such as airbags on rear head side and passenger side. It also has additional knee bag for maximum protection. Some other safety features of Audi Q5 model include hydraulic brake assist and Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In terms of mileage also, Audi Q5 has got positive ranking. The mileage of the diesel variant is more compared to the petrol variant.
Used Car Market of Audi Q5Purchasing a used new Audi Q5 would be a wise decision as one could get some amount of price reduction. The car has good amount of reputation in the used car market. Although the company does not provide any platform to purchase a used Audi Q5 but one can make purchase from an authorised dealer.
Specifications of Audi Q5The overall length, width and height of new Audi Q5 car is 4629 mm, 1653mm and 1880 mm respectively. It has wheel base of 2807 mm. Furthermore, the car has rear leg room of 37.4 mm and front legroom of 41.0 mm. The rear shoulder room of new Audi Q5 is 56 mm and the front head room is 41mm. It has two variants of which the petrol model is powered by DOHC2.0L, 1984 cc engine. The diesel variant of Audi Q5 comes with 2967cc V6-cylinder engine.
Exterior of Audi Q5
A perfect example of style and elegance, the new Audi Q5 can attract any SUV lover with its charm and muscular looks. It is a perfect synchronization of technology and style. From every angle, the car looks extremely impressive.
Exterior Appearance of Audi Q5The SUV comes with smooth surface, coupe like roof line and clear lines, which enhance its looks. It is provided with wheel arch extensions and front protection strips, which are painted in stone grey. Apart from providing a classic look to the Q5, these features also increase the protection of front and side sections.The front spoiler of new Audi Q5 2011 is made using stainless steel, which provides maximum protection against stone chipping. Appearance of Audi Q5 car is enhanced by the wide shape door strips. These strips are painted in stone grey metallic. To the rear under body of the vehicle, the rear spoiler provides maximum protection. With rear spoiler, the two exhaust pipes of the car are combined. Audi Q5 has optional xenon plus headlights, which comes with LED daytime running lights.
Exterior Measurements of Audi Q5
This five seater SUV comes with overall length, height and width of 4629 mm, 1653mm and 1880 mm respectively. It has wheel base of 2807 mm.
Interior of Audi Q5 With its artistic appeal and elite ambience, the new Audi Q5 has raised its standards of comfort and luxury. The car is not only attractive from inside but is equipped with various advanced features.
Interior Appearance of Audi Q5Interior Comfort of Audi Q5The company has added various attributes to make the journey of the passengers comfortable. Loaded with splendid feature, new Audi Q5 provides pleasurable driving experience. It has pollen filter, 3-zone automatic climate control and humidity & sun sensors, which helps in maintaining adequate temperature inside the room. The new Audi Q5 has anti-theft vehicle alarm system, electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut off feature, 12V power outlets and Illuminated locking glovebox. Apart from these, rear of front centre console, in cargo area, front cup holders, front ashtray and front centre console storage bin are some other interior features.
In the second row, retractable cup-holders are present. For maximum comfort, Aluminium trim around air vents, front & rear ashtrays and walnut wood decorative inlays are provided. Audi Q5 cars
come with boot liner, which is resistant to acid and it provides interior protection. During loading and unloading, the bumpers are protected as Audi Q5
has protective liner.Interior Measurements of Audi Q5Audi Q5 car is sufficient for five people. The car comes with rear head room of 39 mm and front head room of 41 mm. Rear shoulder room of this SUV is 56 mm and it has front shoulder room of 58 mm. Furthermore, the rear and front leg room of the car is 37.4 mm and 41.0 mm.
Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy of Audi Q5In terms of mileage, the Audi Q5 car has attained higher ranking. The petrol variant of the car is equipped with DOHC 2.0L, 1984 cc engine, which delivers excellent power and torque. It offers mileage of 13.7 kmpl on highways and 9.6 kmpl on city roads. The diesel variant of Audi Q5 car comes with 2967cc V6-cylinder engine with turbo charger. It provides mileage of 10.9 kmpl on city roads and 15.2 kmpl on highways.On-road Drive of Audi Q5Driving the new Audi Q5 is a great experience as it is loaded with a powerful engine, which delivers excellent performance on road. Audi Q5 comes with inner vented large disc brakes with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), which prevents the occurrence of accidents. Apart from these, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) and ABS (Antilock Brake System are additional safety features. Due to these advanced technologies, the car never goes out-of-control in case of emergency braking.
Power of Audi Q5A powerful car to drive, the new Audi Q5 has two variants with two different types of engine in each. The diesel variant Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro is loaded with V6-cylinder diesel engine with common rail technology and turbo charger. It delivers maximum power of 236 hp at 4000-4400 rpm. The maximum torque generated by the engine is 5000 Nm at 1500-3000 rpm.Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro, which is the petrol variant is powered by DOHC2.0L, 1984 cc engine. It is 4-cylinder in-line petrol engine with exhaust gas turbo charging. The engine is capable of churning torque of 350 Nm at 1500-4200 rpm. It generates power of 207.8 hp at 4300-6000 rpm. Due to the excellent power of the engine, Audi Q5 can perform efficiently on all types of roads.
Acceleration and Pick Up of Audi Q5Both models of Audi Q5 car in India is powered by different capacities engine but have similar seven speed automatic transmission gearbox. Due to high power engine, the car is able to offer excellent performance and acceleration. The petrol variant, which is loaded with DOHC2.0L, 1984 cc engine provides power of 207.8 bhp. In 7.2 seconds, the car is able to cross 100 kmph mark. It can attain top speed of 222 kmph.
The diesel variant of Audi Q5 car comes with V6-cylinder diesel engine with turbo charger, which generates power of 236 hp. It is able to attain speed of 100 kmph in 6.5 seconds. Further, it can reach the top speed of 225 kmph.
Safety and Security of Audi Q5To detect and defuse critical situations, new Audi Q5 car is loaded with various safety features. The car comes with airbags on the driver side, rear body, rear head side and passenger side. Audi Q5 has integrated kneebag, which provides extra safety during uncertain situations. For prevention of skidding, hydraulic brake assist and ESP (electronic stabilization program) is provided. It also has Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and rear second row three-point safety belts. In rear seats, there is provision for LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children). Further, tire pressure monitoring system including integrated child door locks are some other highlighting safety features of new Audi Q5 car.
Comfort and Convenience of Audi Q5Audi Q5 car is ranked higher for its comfort features. The glove box of the car provides enough space to carry different types of valuables. Excellent grip is provided by the 4-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel. One need not comprise on space as the car is sufficient for 5 peoples. Audi Q5 cars have 540 litres of luggage compartment due to which enough luggage can be carried. The SUV has leather seats, which provides comfort to the passengers during long journeys. Rear seats of the car can be folded and reclined. Some comfort features of Audi Q5 car includes front and rear ashtrays, front cup holders and tiltable steering column. The driver seat of this SUV can also be adjusted. Air-conditioner and climate control are also provided, which helps in maintaining adequate interior temperature. For convenience of the driver various advanced features are added to Audi Q5 like reverse parking sensors, cruise control, rain-sensing front wipers, rear wiper, front fog lamps, and rear fog lamps.
Wheels of Audi Q5
The company has provided lightweight forged aluminium wheels 8 J x 1718” 7-twin spoke light weighted alloy wheels in Audi Q5. This delivers a stylist and classy look to the car. The tyre size of the car is 235/65 R 17, which is tubeless. Due to these tyres, one can expect hassle free driving on all road conditions.
Stereo and Accessories of Audi Q5Music system of new Audi Q5 will soothe the mood of the music lovers. The car is loaded with Bang and Olufsen Sound System with 14 speakers and 10 amplifiers, which delivers high quality sound. For the convenience of the driver, the audio controls are fitted on the steering wheel. The car is loaded with Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces due to which one can transfer songs from pen drive and mobile phones.
Dealers of Audi Q5Audi has 13 dealers across 13 cities of India, which facilitates the customer to purchase its range of cars. From these dealers, Audi Q5 car can be purchased. However, one can gather relevant information regarding the price from any authorised dealers. The authorised dealers of new Audi Q5 car are mentioned below:
Company Quotes for Audi Q5Audi India Head Michael Perschke said “We are confident that the addition of the powerful 2.0 TDI q engine to the Audi Q5 range in India will strengthen and sustain our leadership position in the luxury SUV segment. The all new Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q, resonates higher efficiency and dynamic performance with its new engine and refreshed array of characteristics.”According to Michael Perschke, “The Audi Q5 2.0TDI q is perfectly equipped to further strengthen our leadership position in the luxury SUV segment. As the Audi Q5 already has a broad fan base in India, this attractive price will now make this premium experience accessible to a wider customer base who aspire to own a luxury SUV endorsed by our ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ philosophy. The Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q powered by a dynamic and efficient engine is also equipped with best in-class interior and infotainment features.”
| City || Dealers |
| Ahmedabad || Audi Ahmedabad |
| Chandigarh || Audi Chandigarh |
| Cochin || Audi Kochi |
| Hyderabad || Audi Hyderabad |
| Kolkata || Audi Kolkata |
| Mumbai || Audi Mumbai West |
| Pune || Audi Pune |
| Bangalore || Audi Bangalore |
| Chennai || Audi Chennai |
| Gurgaon || Audi Gurgaon |
| Jaipur || Audi Jaipur |
| Ludhiana || Audi Ludhiana |
| New Delhi || Audi Delhi |
Competitor Analysis for Audi Q5Audi Q5 in India competes with BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes Benz M Class. Audi Q5 cars come in two diesel variants whereas, BMW X3 comes only 1 petrol variant. In fuel efficiency and pulling power, BMW X3 dominates Audi Q5. Both Audi Q5 and BMW X5 are luxury cars. However, the price of BMW X5 is more than Audi Q5. In terms of mileage, Audi Q5 beats BMW X5, which delivers excellent fuel economy. There is not much price difference among the price of Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. Compared to Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 gives better mileage. However, the engine of Audi is more powerful and its looks are much better than Volvo XC60. Apart from external competitors, Audi Q5 also faces competition from Audi Q7, which is superior to the former in terms of interior and exterior design. However, compared to Audi Q7, the Q5 car is cheaper and more powerful.
LPG/CNG version of Audi Q5At present, there is no LPG or CNG variant of Audi Q5 in India.
Pros of Audi Q5
There are various exiting features of new Audi Q5, which makes it a luxury SUV. The car is known for its pleasing ride and handling balance. It has large backseat space, which provides comfort to the passengers. Further, the interiors of the car are also appreciated for its excellent design.
Cons of Audi Q5Inspite of being an SUV, the storage capacity of Audi Q5 2011 is limited. To avoid sweating, the leather seats are not perforated enough. Further, the fuel efficiency of the car is also not much impressive. At high speed, the handling of Audi Q5 is not up to the mark, which is another drawback.
Conclusion of Audi Q5
With a price tag above 30 lacs, the Audi Q5 car is definitely a car for the upper income group. The SUV has advanced features, which makes it safe for the driver as well as the passengers. Due to its excellent exterior and interior looks, it beats many of its competitors in the market.