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Audi unveils new Q5 facelift, India debut next year

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Not too long before Audi had revealed the new generation Q5 that was launched in International and Indian markets as well. The German automaker has now revealed the all new facelifted Audi Q5 that’s set for an India debut soon.

The new Audi Q5 facelift receives a few but substantial design updates to keep it fresh. There’s an all new single frame grille that’s octagonal in shape but shallower than before along with a pair of redesigned LED headlights that now get beautiful looking signature patterns daytime running lights and a new front bumper with side air intakes that have matured in size.

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New lighting technology is also part of the new Q5 facelift and so are the new LEDs lighting which are offered as standard while a Matrix setup is an optional extra. Rear lights get OLED lighting that gets its own type of smart lighting and lighting ways. Customers can have them lit up in three different signatures whereby each setup has its own lighting up pattern and style. Also switching to dynamic mode unlocks yet another pattern of its own, while dynamic turn indicators round off the package.

Viewed from the size the Q5 appears the same but a closer look reveals higher ground clearance courtesy a redesigned sill insert, also new are the 17-inch alloy wheels. The rear now gets redesigned LED taillamp inserts and now connected by a black trim insert and a new rear bumper. The new rear bumper gets a diffuser like insert and dual exhausts.

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On the inside, the most prominent change lies in the introduction of the MIB 3 10.1 inch infotainment system. The system is said to perform faster than the one it replaces and also integrates latest connected car tech including Amazon Alexa. The rotary control on the centre console has been given a miss this time around and so what you get in place of it is a nice little storage cubby.

Under the hood and in international markets, Audi offers a series of engine options including petrol, hybrid and diesel engine options. Back home however the facelifted avatar of the Q5 will be powered by 2.0 litre TFSI petrol; it will produce 245hp and 370Nm of torque.

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 A 7 step S Tronic dual clutch gearbox with Quattro AWD along with Audi’s pre sense city system is now standard and those helps in collision avoidance with road users in front of the vehicle or mitigate their consequences.

Internationally the Audi Q5 will be launched by end 2020 and so an India debut can very well be ruled out until 2021. Expect the new Audi Q5 to kick up quite a storm with rivals like the BMW X3, Mercedes Benz GLC and the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the fray.

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