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Audi's newest SUV, the second-generation Q5 has amassed 500 bookings within a month of its launch in India. The all-new Audi Q5 was launched in India on January 18, 2018, which is offered in two variants: Premium Plus and Technology. Based on the carmaker's MLB Evo platform that underpins the current-gen Audi Q7, the new Q5 has now grown in size and lighter by 100kg.
The second-generation Audi Q5 rivals the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the new Volvo XC60 in India. The performance of the new Q5 is nearly equivalent to its rivals, with Audi has claimed a top speed of 218kph and can sprint from 0-100kph in 7.9 seconds. The carmaker also claims the new Audi Q5 of 17.01kpl.
Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India said, "The increase in demand for the all-new Audi Q5 has proved that the car is a leader in its segment and is poised to become the bestselling model in its class in India. The Audi Q5 has become a key volume driver for Audi in India, and we are confident that the car will continue to be the first choice of customers who want to travel in style and sophistication,"
The 2018 Audi Q5 boasts of several premium features such as the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit, which displays graphics on its high-resolution 12.3-inch screen. Top-of-the-line variants of the new Q5 also features head-up display projects key information onto the windshield. Other features include heated steering wheel, seats with pneumatic massage function and ambient lighting.
Mechanically, the 2018 Audi Q5 draws power from a new 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine which produces 187bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The carmaker's patented Quattro all-wheel-drive system is offered as standard fitment. Currently, the 2018 Q5 is available only with a diesel engine while a new petrol engine variant might be introduced later.
DriveSpark's Thoughts About The 2018 Audi Q5 Bookings
The all-new Audi Q5 bookings of 500 units reflect its popularity in India. The new Q5 is feature loaded, lighter and powerful compared to the previous generation.