The Audi Q5 – one of the bestselling SUVs in the premium mid-size segment on European markets for years – now goes to the next level, combining sporty character with excellent everyday use. Outside, the sharpened exterior design of this highly successful model emphasizes the Q identity. Inside, refinement combines to progressive look and feel.
World success For over a decade, the Audi Q5 has enjoyed a strong position in the mid-sized, luxury SUV segment – and with good reason. Its perfect balance of styling, practicality and performance endeared it to customers all over the globe, with Vietnam embracing the mid-sized SUV from the outset. Globally, the first Audi Q5 sold over 1.6 million units after its stunning debut in 2009. One the most popular Q models ever continued to grow when the second generation arrived in 2017. In Vietnam too, customers appreciated the Audi Q5 from its start. Now, the new Q5 comes with sharper, more defined styling, significant new equipment and technology making this perennial favorite even more attractive.
New styling accentuates the rugged look The Audi Q5 expression of power, robustness and safety exudes its strong Q exterior identity. The Audi designers have been careful to remain true to the original design of this new Q5 while giving it a contemporary look of its own. 4.68 metres long, the redesigned Audi Q5 is now 19 millimetres longer than before, while height and width remain unchanged. The octagonal Singleframe is now shallower and wider, while the side air intakes are larger. The Matrix LED headlights now feature a distinctive new daytime running light signature and the Q5 appears more chiselled in the flanks and rear. Their intelligent, adaptable high beam offers greater safety and convenience without dazzling other road users. Viewed from the side, the Q5 now has lighter look with greater ground clearance thanks to the optimised sill insert. The rear spoiler and aluminium roof rails accentuate the sturdy look. At the rear end is a new trim element between the LED light clusters and a new diffusor insert with a horizontal fin. In addition to the standard Q5, the Q5 S line features a sporty honeycomb in the Singleframe and a chrome strip framing the rear diffusor.
Thanks to its intelligent material mix, the Q5 has one of the lightest body shells in the segment, while the cd figure of 0.30 is among the best-in-class. Refined aero-acoustics make for an exceptionally quiet interior. While the Audi Q5 runs on 18-inch alloy wheels in 5-arm star style on 235/60 R18 tyres, the Q5 S line comes with 19-inch alloy wheels 5-spoke V-style, Graphite Gray diamond turned on 235/55 R19 tyres.
Two paint colors are new – district green and ultra blue. Eleven paint colors are standard: three solid - Ibis White, Brilliant Black, Quantum Grey (S line) – and eight metallic - District Green, Floret Silver, Glacier White, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue, Manhattan Grey, Matador Red, Ultra Blue (S line).
First-class spacious interior The 2.82 metres wide wheelbase turns the generous interior into a major attraction with the new Q5. That feeling of space is emphasised in the clean, elegant and beautifully finished interior design. The horizontal emphasis of the interior design conveys a feeling of expanse and lightness. The sculptural, elegant sweep of the trim inlay separates the lower and upper sections of the dashboard, with the focal point formed by the new freestanding MMI touch display with acoustic feedback. The center-tunnel console offers convenient storage space. The contour/ambient light incorporates an array of lighting effects that perfectly enhance Audi’s characteristic workmanship. Manual binds at the rear door windows add to the privacy feel. Inlays in aluminium rhombus, and scuff plates with aluminium inserts in the front highlight the exquisite interior. Audi’s sliding rear bench plus with adjustable backrests opens up a luggage space of 580 to 1,580 liters. A variable folding floor mat comes as standard, as well as a power tailgate adding to the convenience.
Easy operations The Audi Q5 turns driving really enjoyable. Important information is available on the head-up display and in the Audi Virtual cockpit plus displays all dashboard data over a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen. The driver can choose from three different graphic layouts via the multifunction steering wheel. The central 10.1-inch MMI touch display menu structure with flat hierarchies makes it extremely easy to use. Behind the new control setup in the updated Audi Q5 is a new main unit – the third-generation Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB 3), which offers ten times the computing power of its predecessor, the MIB 2. For convenience, both power front seats are electrically operated, and the driver seat has a memory feature.
Power drive The Audi Q5 45 TFSI features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and generating 183kW, delivering a 0 to 100km/h time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 237km/h. The Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle system further contributes to the low fuel consumption. A belt-driven starter/generator (BSG) supplies the 12-volt vehicle electrical system, which incorporates a compact lithium-ion battery. The BSG recuperates braking energy and stores it in the battery. The MHEV system enables the Audi Q5 to coast with the engine off, and allows for start-stop mode at speeds below 22km/h.
The seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive also contribute to efficiency.
quattro The Audi Q5 is equipped with quattro ultra. In normal operation, it sends all the power to the front wheels. If all-wheel drive becomes necessary e.g. in slippery conditions or during dynamic driving, two clutches connect the rear wheels to the driveline in fractions of a second – in many situations, this happens predictively. In terms of traction and performance, the system leaves nothing to be desired. Audi’s revolutionary all-wheel drive system – quattro - changed the way cars handles forever when it first appeared, completely rewriting motorsport along the way as it became a part of the automotive lexicon. Since the original quattro made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, Audi has produced 10.5 million cars with quattro. By 2019, Audi had made 10,448,406 cars with all-wheel drive, including 804,224 in 2019 alone, 45 percent of all Audi models built in 2019 featuring quattro drive systems. quattro continues to evolve as progressive models and new technologies emerge – most recently with electric vehicles like Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback.
Smooth sportiness Sporty yet comfortable, the well-balanced running gear is a great strength of the Audi Q5. The lightweight multilink suspension at front and rear boasts sharp handling and subtle ride. Then there’s the Audi drive select handling system with its seven profiles, while the hill descent assistant provides support on steep inclines, further enhancing its versatility. Audi Q5 driving assistance systems include electromechanical power steering, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring, regenerative braking energy recovery, Start Stop system, comfort key, Hold Assist plus 360 cameras to facilitate parking.
Audi Q5 S line The front Sports seats feature embossed S logos, and all five seats are in Dinamica Frequenz microfiber /leather combination. The driver seats pedals and footrest are in stainless steel. Inlays are in Matt Brushed Aluminium, and the Scuff plates with aluminium inserts in front are illuminated with S logo. The multicolor Ambient lighting package plus shapes the interior. Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound delivers 755 watts over 19 loudspeakers. The S line bumpers underline the sporty look on 19-inch alloy wheels in 5-spoke V-style, Graphite Gray, diamond turned with tires 235/55 R19.
New Audi care package To maintain the Audi Q5 in tip top condition, and ensure peace of mind, Audi Vietnam proposes the optional Audi Care - three years regular maintenance - Deluxe and Premium packages, respectively over 50,000 and 90,000 kilometers.
Skilled Audi technicians with access in real time to Audi systems in Audi Hanoi, Audi Danang and Audi Ho Chi Minh City, service the Audi Q5 using genuine Audi parts, in full compliance with the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance: engine oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter, fuel delivery filter, seal ring, spark plugs and brake fluid.
The new Audi Care maintenance package applies to new Audi cars – Q2, Q3, Q3 Sportback, A4, Q5, A6, A7 Sportback, Q7 and Q8 – as per the conditions which apply in Vietnam.
The Audi Q5 is built at the San José Chiapa plant in Mexico and the first production for Audi Vietnam already started End 2020.
„This new Audi Q5 will once again have the far reaching appeal of its predecessors as soon as June 2021 when it is available for delivery to customers in Vietnam” concludes Tran Tan Trung, Audi Vietnam official dealer General Director.