Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, SAVWIPL and Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India

October 12, 2021: Audi Q5 local production begins at the SAVWIPL plant in Aurangabad. AUDI AG has been producing automobiles at its Aurangabad site in the Indian state of Maharashtra since September 2007. Currently the Audi A4 Sedan and Audi A6 Sedan are manufactured at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) factory for the Indian market.

The Audi Q5 has been one of the bestselling SUVs in the premium mid-size segment on Indian markets for years. And now, Audi India has made it even better and even more attractive. The optimized Q5 combines a sporty character with excellent everyday usability, and comes with a wide array of infotainment and assistance options. The sharpened exterior design of this highly successful model emphasizes the Q identity and boasts a rear light cluster featuring digital OLED technology for the first time worldwide.

The strong Q identity characterizes the exterior of the Audi Q5 with its expression of power, robustness and safety. In executing the exterior update, Audi designers further emphasized this look and feel with a series of distinctive details. The octagonal Singleframe is now shallower and appears wider than before. 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 previous rotary/push control on the center-tunnel console is absent, its place now occupied by a storage cubby.

At 4.68 meters (184.3 in), the redesigned Audi Q5 is now 19 millimeters (0.75 in) longer – due primarily to its larger bumpers. Its width (excl. mirrors) of 1.89 meters (74.4 in) and height of 1.66 meters (65.4 in) remain unchanged. The long wheelbase of 2.82 meters (111.0 in) facilitates spacious interior proportions. Audi’s sliding rear bench plus with adjustable backrests is available as an option and enables a luggage space of 580 to 1,580 liters (20.5 to 55.8 cu ft) is possible. With the normal rear bench, the luggage space measures 520 to 1,520 liters (18.4 to 53.7 cu ft). A variable folding floor mat comes as standard, with a power tailgate available as an option. Thanks to its intelligent material mix, the Q5 has one of the lightest bodyshells 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.

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