Audi 2018 Q5 – First Drive
April 7, 2017 | 295 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
DreamFleet had the opportunity to partake in Audi’s ‘Q5 Calling Tour’ at Mark Motors Audi in Ottawa, that showcased the 2nd Gen Q5 and SQ5. The 1st Gen Q5 was the class leader in its segment and we were anxious to see if Audi improved on the winning formula.
Let’s jump straight to the answer – YES!
The 2018 Q5 is noticeably quicker, noticeably quieter, has a more compliant car-like ride, a more efficient and refined drivetrain, tons of high definition technology, is slightly larger yet slightly lighter, and is wrapped in a sharpened exterior and interior design. If I had to nit pick … and this is strictly personal … I’m not yet onboard with the horizontal look of the dash and freestanding center display that is the new Audi design language.
Audi has created an outstanding vehicle that is an absolute pleasure to drive and travel in. More than likely the class leader for the next half dozen years.
Whats New: Updated 2.0 engine (252hp/273lb-ft), Quattro Ultra (Dynamically variable AWD-FWD), S-tronic 7-sp (double clutch) transmission. Available: Overhead view camera, Audi Virtual Cockpit, Heads-Up Display, LED Headlights, Assisted Driving functions.
Availability – May 2017
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