2018 Audi Q5 – Paris Debut for Fresh Facelift

A fairly light facelift here for the Q5 upgrades the design outside and in, plus relocates its production to Mexico for the first time.  Neither the new look nor the new factory is exactly promising, if we’re honest.

2018 Audi Q5 – Paris Debut




New Q5 sets standards in connectivity, ride comfort, handling dynamics, efficiency and driver assistance

  • All-new version of the best-selling Audi SUV worldwide
  • Up to 90kg lighter than its predecessor
  • Luggage capacity increase of 10 litres
  • Increased interior space, headroom and rear kneeroom
  • One TFSI and twoTDI engines, with up to 27PS more power
  • Newly developed five-link suspension and optional adaptive air suspension
  • Audi drive select fitted as standard, featuring lift/offroad and allroad modes
  • quattro with ultra technology fitted as standard to four-cylinder engine
  • UK ordering expected to open towards the end of this year with first deliveries anticipated in spring 2017

Ingolstadt/Paris, September 29, 2016 –  Having already set the tone as a paragon of Vorsprung durch Technik and a long-standing best seller, the Audi Q5 is to be replaced by an all-new successor that is set to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Its ground-up rework brings with it an intense focus on connectivity, driver assistance, aeroacoustics and driving dynamics. True to form, it sets new standards in its segment and steps up the game yet again. 

“The first Audi Q5 was for many years the world’s best-selling SUV in its class. It was no easy task to design its successor, but that is precisely why it is so very exciting,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. “With the new Q5 we are setting the bar a notch higher. Among the great innovations are the quattro drive system with ultra technology, highly efficient engines, the air suspension with damper control and a comprehensive line-up of infotainment and assistance systems.”

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