2018 Audi Q5 petrol India launch live updates: Price, features, images and specifications

2018 Audi Q5 Petrol India launch live updates: All-new Audi Q5 SUV gets a petrol version six months after the launch of diesel variants and is priced at Rs Rs. 55.27 Lakh (Ex-Showroom India)

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Audi Q5 45 TFSI

German luxury automaker, Audi India bought in its all-new generation Audi Q4 SUV earlier this year and the company will now launch the SUV with a petrol engine as promised at the launch of the new Audi Q5. The slow and gradual shift to petrol powered SUVs has seen many luxury carmakers introducing petrol powered cars in India and Q5 is the latest SUV to get a 2.0L TFSI engine. 2018 Audi Q5 is already available in two diesel engine options Premium Plus 35 TDI that is priced at Rs 53.25 lakh and Technology 35 TDI that costs Rs 57.60 lakh. 2018 Audi Q5 is a popular SUV in the Indian market and is one of the top-selling models in this segment. It sits between Audi Q3 and Audi Q7 SUVs and takes on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC, new Volvo XC60 and the 2018 BMW X3.

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Live Updates: 2018 Audi Q5 India launch, Price and all details

13:53 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Audi Q3 and Audi Q7 Design editions

Along the launch of Audi Q5 petrol, Audi India has also launched the new Design Editions of its Audi Q3 and Audi Q7 SUVs. 

13:48 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 Safety equipment onboard

Safety-8 Airbags incl. Rear Side Airbags-ABS(Anti-lock Braking System), EBD(Electronic Brake distribution), ESC(Electronic StabilisationControl) System-quattro all-wheel drive-Electronic immobilizer-Audi Parking system plus with Rear View Camera-Auto Hold Function-Tire Pressure Monitoring System

13:47 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 SUV mileage and fuel efficiency

Engine-45 TFSI (2.0 TFSI) engine-Power output of 185 kW (252 hp) and torque 370 Nm-Top speed of 237 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 6.3 Seconds-Fuel Efficiency 12.44 km/l (ARAI)

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Driver assistance systems

-Hill descent assist-Rear View Camera, front and rear parking sensors-Cruise Control-Electromechanical Parking Brake

13:44 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 SUV Infotainment

- Modular infotainment platform, second generation- MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch and 21.08 cms MMI monitor- Audi Sound system- 10 GB Jukebox- Audi Smartphone Interface – Apple Carplay and Android Auto- 8 favourite buttons on the touchpad for Music, Contacts, Navigation POI, radio station etc.- Audi Virtual Cockpit with high-resolution 31.24 cms display- Audi phone box with Qi-Wireless charging

13:41 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 interiors at a glance

-Elegant, horizontally oriented design, large trim strips, new colours and materials-Generous space, standard rear seat back with three-way split, horizontal and seat back angleadjustment for rear bench-Leather/Leatherette upholstery-Electrically adjustable front seats with driver’s side memory function-4 way lumbar support-3-Zone Deluxe Automatic air conditioning-Luggage compartment has 550/610 to 1,550 litres volume-Electrically opening & closing luggage compartment lid-Frameless Interior mirror with auto dimming function

13:39 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 45 TFSI quattro: At a glance

Audi Q5 Exterior design and body

- Length 4,663 mm, width 1,893 mm, height 1,659 mm-Singleframe grille, large air intakes-LED headlights with dynamic turn lights at rear-Lightweight design with high-end steel and aluminium, lightest body in its class-Coefficient drag (cd) figure only 0.30, making it the new benchmark in the segment-Panoramic Sunroof-18-inch Alloy Wheels-Exterior mirror with electric folding, heated, kerb function and auto dimming on both sides

13:34 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Rahil Ansari on launching petrol powered cars and SUVs

“In line with our petrol strategy we clearly want to increase the contribution of petrol variants in our total sales and with the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, our entire Q range is now available with petrol options. 2018 is the year of Audi progression and I am delighted to also showcase the soon to be launched Design Edition of the Audi Q7 and the Audi Q3. This is quattro power at its best,” added Ansari.

13:29 (IST)28 Jun 2018
New Audi Q5 India bookings

"We received over 500 bookings for the all-new Audi Q5 TDI model within a month of its launch in India, a testimony to its leadership position in the segment. The Audi Q5 is one of the bestselling models in its class in India and with the launch of its petrol avatar; the Audi Q5 will further strengthen its foothold in the Indian market. With more power, a whole new design language and a host of new infotainment and innovative features, the new Audi Q5 45 TFSI is the best vehicle available for our customers who want to enjoy driving whether it is on or off the road,” said Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India.

13:26 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 SUV Safety

New Audi Q5 SUV has been rewarded a 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. The new generation of the strong-selling Audi model scored points for occupant protection, child safety and pedestrian protection. Also contributing to the SUV’s rating were the driver assistance systems that are standard equipment – including pre sense city, the emergency braking system that reacts to vehicles up ahead of the car and to pedestrians.

13:22 (IST)28 Jun 2018
New Q SUVs from Audi India

Earlier, Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India had said that the product strategy for Audi India includes a 3 pronged approach with focus on new body types, alternative powertrain and expanding the Q range. This might be a hint saying that Audi Q2 the younger Q SUV will come to India soon or it might also be the new Audi Q8 SUV.

13:17 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5

Globally, Audi Q5 is the first Audi model to have sold over  1.6 million units. Every third quattro vehicle sold in 2014 was an Audi Q5. New Audi Q5 indeed has a reputation to live up to in India and the petrol version will now further push the sale of Audi Q5 in India. 

13:15 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 features

The new 2018 Audi Q5 comes with 10 Gb Jukebox for storing music. The infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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2018 Audi Q5 Safety

On the safety front new 2018 Audi Q5 gets 8-airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC,  rear-view camera, AMS, hill-assist, parking assist with sensors, blind spot warning, collision control and many more features.

13:08 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 rivals

The petrol version of Audi Q5 is the third launch by Audi India in 2017 after the launch of diesel Audi Q5 and the Audi RS5 Coupe. The SUV takes on the likes of newly launched BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX300h and the Volvo XC60 in this segment. The luxury compact SUV segment has posted double-digit growth in last two years. 

13:04 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 images

The new 2018 Audi Q5 infotainment system comes with in-built navigation, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto and Bluetooth. It also supports wireless charging. Driver head-up display, paddle shifters and a 12V mobile charging point.  The SUV does not get any USB ports.

13:01 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 exterior

2018 Audi Q5 

12:59 (IST)28 Jun 2018
New 2018 Audi Q5 price in India

The new 2018 Audi Q5 SUV launched in India is available in 2 variants - Technology and Premium Plus. 2018 Audi Q5 Technology variant is priced at Rs 55.27 lakh and the Premium Plus is priced at Rs 59.79 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new 2.0L TFSI petrol engine on the Audi Q5 is also the same engine that poweres the Audi Q7 SUV. It has a maximum power of 248 hp and torque of 370 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-Speed dual clutch transmission and gets many driving modes. 

Audi Q5 TFSI petrol engine
12:50 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 petrol interiors

The cabin if the 2018 Audi Q5 remains the same as seen on the diesel Audi Q5. It features dual-tone black and beige colours and also gets a lot of leather finish on the dashboard. It gets an 8.3-inch display screen and 12.3-inch Audi's virtual cockpit display along with the regular analogue instrument cluster. 

12:43 (IST)28 Jun 2018
2018 Audi Q5 petrol design

The design of the new 2018 Audi Q5 gets no visual changes over its diesel variants. Audi Q5 follows Audi's new design language and is very much aligned to Audi Q7 SUV. It features a big single-frame grille that makes the face of the SUV look bold and aggressive. The headlamps of the SUV now features Matrix LED lights with LED daytime running lamps. 5-spoke alloy wheels are also new and same as in the diesel Q5.  The only differentiator between the petrol and diesel Q5 SUVs is the '45 TFSI' badging on the 2018 Audi Q5 petrol variants.Actress Nimrat Kaur with Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India Actress Nimrat Kaur with Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India 

The new 2018 Audi Q5 Petrol SUV is powered by a 2.0L- TFSI unit that it shares with Q7 elder sibling. The engine has a max power of 248 hp and 370 Nm of peak torque. It offers various drive modes and the engine is mated to 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Various driving modes include comfort, dynamic, efficient, auto, individual and off-road.