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All-New Audi Q5 Spotted In India

Published On Oct 31, 2017 06:34 PM By Raunak for Audi Q5

The lighter and longer second-generation Audi Q5 is based on VW Group's MLB EVO platform and is expected to be launched before the end of this year 

The second-generation Audi Q5 has been spotted in the country ahead of its expected launch by the end of this year. Although Audi India’s website still displays the current Q5, it no longer tells you the cost of the SUV. This could indicate that the new model might be launched here sooner than expected. The second-generation of the SUV made its world debut in October last year at the Paris Motor Show. 

The new Audi Q5 will go up against the likes of the popular Mercedes-Benz GLC along with the upcoming BMW X3 and the second-gen Volvo XC60, which are likely to be launched in 2018. 

The new Audi Q5 is based on VW Group’s MLB EVO (Modular Longitudinal Matrix) platform that made its debut with the second-gen Audi Q7. Courtesy of the new platform, the second-gen Q5 is up to 90kg lighter than the first-gen model. The MLB EVO is the second iteration of the previous MLB platform. Apart from the Q7, the Q5 share this new platform with the current A4, the recently launched A5 and its brethren, the new Audi A7 Sportback, and the upcoming fourth-gen Audi A8

  Second-gen Q5 First-gen Q5 Difference
Length 4663mm 4629mm +34mm
Width 1893mm 1898mm -5mm
Height 1659mm 1655mm +4mm
Wheelbase 2819mm 2807mm +12mm

Mechanically, the India-spec model is expected to be powered by the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine and the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol motor. In global markets, the Q5 is available in three states of tune of the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine (India-spec model is likely to get the most powerful tune), while the 2.0-litre TFSI is available in a single state of tune. Both the engines are mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic (dual-clutch) automatic transmission with Audi’s Quattro AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) setup as standard. 

Vitals

Second-gen Audi Q5 Diesel Petrol
Engine 2.0-litre TDI 2.0-litre TFSI
Displacement 1968cc 1984cc
Max Power 190PS @ 3800 - 4200rpm 252PS @ 5000 - 6000rpm
Peak Torque 400Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm 370Nm @ 1600 - 4500rpm
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch auto 7-speed dual-clutch auto
Drivetrain All-Wheel-Drive All-Wheel-Drive

The Audi Q5 has been on sale in Europe and other major markets since early this year. The new Q5 is being built at Audi’s newly constructed manufacturing plant in Mexico. When Audi launches the new Q5 in India, expect the German carmaker to continue assembling the SUV at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The second-generation of the Audi Q5 is likely to be priced in the same range as the current version of the SUV.   Check out the Audi Q5 in detail, including its evolved styling and new interior, here: Paris Motor Show: Audi Unveils 2017 Q5  

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