The new generation 2018 Audi Q5 was launched in India in January this year. It is currently offered with only a diesel engine option. Audi has announced that it will launch an Audi Q5 petrol engine variant in India on 28 June 2018.
Globally, the second generation Audi Q5 petrol is available with just one engine. It’s the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that produces 185 kW (252 PS) at 5,000-6,000 rpm and 370 Nm of torque at 1,600-4,500 rpm. In China, there is a 140 kW (190 PS) 2.0-litre TFSI option, though. The 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission and the quattro AWD system with ultra technology are standard in all the markets. Which of the two petrol engines is planned to be offered in India is unknown.
The Audi Q5 petrol could be offered in the Premium Plus grade and/or the Technology grade. The Premium Plus grade features LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, LED rear lights with dynamic indicators, power front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, MMI Radio Plus infotainment system, Aluminium Rhombus inlays, interior lighting package and eight airbags.
The Technology grade’s key features include Adaptive suspension with Damping control, heated mirrors with memory function, power front seats with Driver’s side memory package, MMI Navigation plus infotainment system with MMI Touch, Audi virtual cockpit, Audi Phone Box with wireless charging, Audi smartphone interface and Walnut velvet brown inlays.
The Audi Q5 petrol could be priced from around INR 52 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival petrol variants of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the recently launched BMW X3.