The Audi Q5 is showing a sharper edge to competitors
Thembekile Vokwana drove the new Audi Q5 to ascertain whether it can stay ahead of its rivals
The Audi Q5 is one of the most popular SUVs in the B-segment and the marque from Ingostadt has given it some significant cosmetic surgery to try to give it the edge over rivals such as the BMW X3, Land Rover Evoque, Mercedes Benz GLC and Porsche Macan. Audi hopes to replicate the success of the previous generation which sold more than 11,000 units in SA since its launch in 2009. The new Q5 is longer, measuring 4.66m long, wider at 1.89m and 1.66m tall which makes for a much more comfortable and roomier interior. The rear seats can comfortably sit two adults and a teenager in the middle in absolute comfort. The boot space is 10l bigger than its predecessor’s and if you fold the rear seats down you can increase the boot space to a cavernous 1,550l. The interior is luxurious and Audi again delivers as expected with leather trim on most visible surfaces. When it comes to exterior design Audi has opted for a sportier and yet refined look. The appearance helps it to look trimmer than its ...