Come January 2013 and Audi will launch the updated Q5 in India. It made its debut at the Paris Motor show earlier this year.
Known internally as the Q5 PI (for Product Improvement), the facelifted Q5 comes with exterior changes like the grille that now takes Audi’s new hexagonal shape. The detailing within the grille also differs depending on what engine is under the hood. The headlights get newly designed daytime running lamps, the bumper is altered and the fog lights have chrome ring surrounds. At the rear, the tail-lamps get different LEDs and there’s a new rear diffuser.
Like the recently facelifted A4, the interiors too get subtle tweaks and improvements to uplift the general feel and finish of the cabin. Expect the new Q5 to come with a minor price-correction as well as it will be assembled in India.
On the engine front, you can expect the bread and butter 2.0-litre TDI and the petrol 2.0-litre TFSI topped by the six-cylinder 245hp 3.0-litre TDI. Audi is currently offering a discount of upto Rs 2 lakh on the Q5.