It was almost a year back from now when we brought you our first review of the second-generation Audi Q-5. The SUV was first revealed at last year’s Paris Motor Show and is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year or early next year. Recently, the new-gen Audi Q5 has been spotted testing in India with some minimal camouflage, which indicates that the launch of the car could be imminent. The test mule of the new Q5 also doesn’t come with any kind of badging, which is probably done for discretion. Having said that, the model otherwise looks almost production-ready. Now, this is not the first time that the new Audi Q5 has been spotted testing in India. In fact, it was just early this year, in February when we first caught the SUV on the camera in the country. In the new spy images we can see that apart from avoiding the logos and badging, Audi has also masked the LED tail lamps to hide the prominent design and styling basics of the car. But the new design and sharp character lines can be quite evidently seen. As usually seen on Audi test mules the SUV comes with a low-key black paint job along with a set of black alloy wheels, which to be frank look quite styling and we hope that it’s offered with the production model as well. While the front of the SUV might not visible in these images, we already know what to expect.
The updated face of the new Audi Q5 will come with a large single frame chrome grille, flanked by the carmaker’s signature Matrix LED headlamps with dynamic turn indicators. The Q5 also comes with a muscular front bumper with large air intakes for enlarged airflow.
The new Audi Q5 will also come with a host of smart and comfort features like – Audi’s virtual cockpit, ambient lighting, head-up display (HUD) unit as well as the Audi MMI infotainment system. The Virtual Cockpit that uses a 12.3-inch display unit that replaces the conventional instrument cluster and a larger 8.3-inch infotainment display unit along with MMI Touch. Other features include wireless charging and three-zone climate control. It also comes with Predictive Efficiency Assist that can tie into navigation and adapt speed in line with traffic data. Under the hood, the new Audi Q5 gets a 2.0 litre TDI diesel motor that is seen on the present Audi Q5 will make it to the next gen model, balancing to the seven-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission and Quattro AWD. The new 2-litre TFSI petrol motor could also make it to India given the growing demand for petrol vehicles in the country.