Further Refinement of a Proven Winner
SYDNEY – Sept 17, 2013: The Audi Q5 now offers even more value to premium SUV buyers. From Model Year 2014 (MY14), every Q5 model will come with up to $3,550 worth of additional standard specification to further secure its place at the top of the premium SUV segment.
“With almost 12,000 vehicles sold in Australia, the Q5 model is one of the most important models in our line-up,” said Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle.
“The Audi Q5 is currently the fastest-selling premium SUV of its size in Australia, and now with the additional equipment upgrades we have brought to the car for 2014, we expect that the Q5 will maintain its leading position,” said Mr Doyle.
In addition to the already generous list of standard equipment, the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI and TFSI models now gain Xenon headlights and 3-zone climate control as standard, while the 3.0 TDI and TFSI models gain 19-inch alloy wheels and extended paintwork that now colours the lower bumper sections (front and rear) and lower side sills.
The 165kW/350Nm 2.0 TFSI engine is now Euro 6 compliant, with impressive fuel consumption of 7.9 litres per 100km.
In addition to the standard equipment upgrades, several new options are now available for the Audi Q5.
Digital radio (DAB plus) is now optionally available for all models for a cost of $800.
The distinctive Aluminium/Beaufort Black Audi exclusive inlays are now available as an option for all Q5 models, for a cost of $2,500. This extraordinary inlay combines black-dyed wood and aluminium.
Five thin wood veneer strips and one aluminium panel (which is about 0.4 millimetres thick) are joined with adhesive. This produces a composite part that is about five millimetres in height. A large number of these flat blocks are layered atop one another and glued. In another step, the layered material is then vertically cross-cut into veneers, producing a stunning and individual look.
The recently launched Audi SQ5 TDI also features two running changes. A space saver spare tyre is now standard, and the shift paddles on the steering wheel are now larger, making it easier for drivers to make gearchanges manually.
The Audi Q5 and SQ5 TDI MY14 model range goes on-sale in September, 2013.