Audi Q5 SUV: Coming to India January 2009

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With an intention of strengthening its presence in the Luxury SUV segment in India, German Auto giant Audi plans to introduce its newly launched model Q5 January next year, along with an advanced version of its existing Q7 in the country.

The Q5 is a comfortable 5-seater with an enormous
boot. Unlike the Audi Q7 that shares its architecture with the VW
Touareg, the Q5 is nothing like it, because its underpinnings are based
on the A4 sedan. The Q5 looks exactly like the Q7 but 75%
in size. The imposing grille section that is now typical of Audi design
sports vertical bars that makes it look audacious yet classy. The sharp
Xenon headlamps with LED running lights, add even more aggression to
its appearance. There are creases and curves all over the body, just to
differentiate it from the Q7!. The interior exude richness and Audi
quality cannot be mistaken. Likely Engine options include a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 3.0-litre turbodiesel, with a seven-speed automatic gearbox that allows clutchless manual shifting.

It will be priced at around Rs.45 Lakh (as a CBU import), and pitted against the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz M-class,Volvo XC90, Mitsubushi Montero, and the Toyota Land Criuser Prado.
Expect the 5 to be as bang up to date a vehicle as it can be, as Audi
is trying its all to make its SUV

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i have seen the Q5 many many times (different vehicles) being teated in powai and eastern express highway in mumbai. looks damn cool. i think the LEDs in the headlights remain on always.

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yea buddy, i have seen it number of times. it dint have an indian registration. it was not camaflogued nor was there any sticker like "being tested" but so many vehicles on the same route does indicate that audi is testing the vehicle.

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I love the Q5. I think this will absolutely eat up the X3's market.. not that they're selling too many of them anyway.

At that price its also a good option for those bored with the E class or 5 series as its about the same size and price bracket.

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