When it comes to luxury cars in India, two names always come to the forefront – Mercedes and Audi. In recent times, Audi has made significant changes to its lineup, offering a wide range of electric cars, sedans, and SUVs. The Audi Q8 is the company’s most expensive SUV, starting at around 84,00,000 INR. However, Audi has introduced a car that provides a similar experience to the Audi Q8 at a lower price point, reducing it by 24 lakhs.
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The Audi Q5, the mentioned SUV, is priced between approximately 61 lakhs to 67 lakhs INR (ex-showroom). It comes in two trims: Premium Plus and Technology. The Q5 is a five-seater SUV equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine (249PS and 370Nm). It competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, and Lexus NX.
The Q5’s front look and grille bear resemblance to the Q8, providing a sense of luxury. It features a single-frame grille, new LED headlights, revised front and rear bumpers, and LED taillights. The SUV comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, showcasing an overall luxurious and powerful appearance. The new Audi Q5 is available in five colors: Navarra Blue Metallic, Ibis White Solid, Floret Silver Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, and Manhattan Grey Metallic. In terms of dimensions, it measures approximately 4.5 meters in length, 1.9 meters in width, and around 1.6 meters in height.
The interior of the car is loaded with abundant features. It includes a large floating touchscreen and an all-digital driver display called the virtual cockpit. The Q5 is equipped with a 10.1-inch MMI plus infotainment system, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as a panoramic sunroof. Other features include a wireless charger, cruise control, ambient lighting, electrically adjustable seats, a new steering wheel, and an electronically operated tailgate. Safety features consist of ABS with EBD, eight airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and parking assist. The seats are comfortable, offering ample legroom and headroom. The rear seats provide a comfortable journey as well.
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The Audi Q5 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, delivering 249 horsepower and 347 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a 7-speed DCT transmission, and there are no complaints regarding turbo lag. The adaptive suspension can be adjusted according to riding modes.
The Audi Q5 2023 SUV provides a luxurious experience at a relatively lower price point compared to the Audi Q8. With its stunning exterior design, feature-packed interior, and powerful engine, it offers a compelling choice in the luxury SUV segment.
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