Zigwheels Home

2013 Audi Q5 : India First Drive

by Vikram Gour Photography : Kunal Khadse Posted on 17 Jan 201341,808 Views2 Comments

The new Audi Q5 promises a significant improvement over its predecessor and is set to raise the bar in terms of performance and appeal in its segment. We got our hands on the formidable 3.0TDIq version for a drive and the vehicle is revelation. No doubt, Audi has another winner in their product line-up

 

 

New Audi Q5 drive

 

 

For an SUV, the figures are rather impressive as the new Q5 3.0TDIq is able to go from 0-100km/h in just 6.5 seconds while returning an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 13.22 kilometres to the litre! Speaking of which, Audi claims that the new Q5 offers up to a 15 per cent increase in fuel efficiency across its engine range, compared to the phased out model. The company has managed to achieve this despite an increase in power. How, you might ask. Well, it’s a simple equation really - reduce weight and the above is possible. Amongst the various changes that Audi has incorporated on the new Q5 is an exercise in weight reduction. A prime example is the fact that the engine bonnet and tailgate are now made of aluminium. The end result is performance and efficiency, the best of both worlds. 

 

 

New Audi Q5 drive

 

 

The icing on the cake however is the sheer capability that the new Q5 displays. This machine transcends the boundary between tarmac scorcher and mud plugger with equal élan. The Q5 ride and handling mannerisms are definitely a high point. Fitted with a new electromechanical steering that allows better response at high speeds, it also offers a heightened level of feedback than its predecessor. The vehicle comes fitted with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system which works wonders in terms of offering better acceleration, road handling and safety both on and off the road.

 

SLIDESHOW:

  • Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5
  • 2013 Audi Q5

The new Audi Q5 promises a significant improvement over its predecessor and is set to raise the bar in terms of performance and appeal in its segment. We got our hands on the formidable 3.0TDIq version for a drive and the vehicle is revelation. No doubt, Audi has another winner in their product line-up

More on this Car

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

2015 Chevrolet Cruze facelift revealed ahead of New York debut

by Punam Chavan

General Motors has revealed its facelifted 2015...

McLaren 12C production ends, replaced by 650S

by Cyrus Dhabhar

McLaren has officially confirmed the end of...

2015 Jeep Renegade: First Review

by Cyrus Dhabhar

Jeep has finally forayed into the small SUV...


 
 
FEATURED SLIDESHOWS

Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon Comparison Review New Land Rover Discovery 2014 Renault Fluence front static Datsun launches on-Do 2014 Renault Koleos Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe 2014 Volvo S80 action shot BMW X4 Hyundai Xcent in action

 
TOP VIDEOS

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II: Official Video

Rolls-Royce decided it was time to give a minor facelift to the Ghost and unveiled the Ghost...

Maserati Alfieri concept car: Video

Named athe most prominent of the Maserati brothers and to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Maserati...

 

Read Next Story