The Audi Q5 showcased at the Paris Motor Show.
The 2017 Audi Q5 is a major makeover of the original iteration released in 2009. The Q5 is one of Audis bestselling vehicles performing well in a quality field including the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC.
The new Q5 is bigger and lighter (about 90 kg lighter) than the first generation, and has adopted a lot of the styling features of the Q7 particularly apparent on the front of the vehicle. The 2017 Q5 will also include advanced technology such as height-adjustable air suspension system to assist handling with changing conditions or driver preferences. The system will be driver operated and able to adjust ground clearance by up to 60mm. Audi also says the new Q5 has a larger interior including larger storage area
Engines available will depend on region, with European customers having a choice of up to five engines. Australian engine options will likely include:
The Audi 312mm ‘virtual cockpit’ instrument panel display is optional in the Q5. Audi describe the virtual cockpit as “truly revolutionary”, the fully digital instrument cluster is completely driver-focussed, displaying everything in direct view above the steering wheel. Check out the video below . The standard display will be a 178mm free-standing screen, controlled with a rotary dial and touch pad.
The new Q5 is packed with safety technology and customers can choose from three packages, Tour, City and Parking. Functions include:
The new Q5 is expected in Australian showrooms in late 2017
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