Tuesday, 26 February 2019 – By popular demand, Audi Jamaica presents the all new Audi Q5 TDI now with diesel engines.
The SUV, Jamaica’s best-selling premium SUV for 6 out of the last 7 years, combines the sportiness of an Audi saloon with a multifaceted character, a highly flexible interior and now, for the first time ever, a diesel engine. Whether in its connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems – the new Audi Q5 TDI, starting from $8.4M, once again sets standards in its segment.
The new Audi Q5 TDI is launching in Jamaica for the first time with the powerful 2.0 TDI S-tronic (190bph) engine with fuel consumption however being significantly reduced to almost 50 mpg.
The new diesel SUV from Audi takes a sporty and taut stance on the street. A sculpturally flared Singleframe grille with a solid frame dominates its aerodynamically flat front end. It is available with headlights that are either in Xenon, LED or high-resolution Matrix LED technology with dynamic turn lights.
Typically Audi: Reference to the quattro drive
A distinctively curved and strongly undercut shoulder line gives structure to the side view. The strongly emphasized wheel arches are a reference to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, and the low greenhouse tapers back down early. Just as at the front, horizontal lines at the rear convey an image of width and presence. The tail lights are also available with optional dynamic turn signals. The tailgate wraps around the C-pillars – a typical feature of the Q models from Audi. A diffuser insert integrates the exhaust tailpipes.
Spacious and wide: the interior
The interior offers a lot of space for five persons, and it surpasses the previous model and its competitors in key dimensions. Its horizontally oriented lines underscore the impression of width and comfort, and a three-dimensional trim strip runs across the entire width of the instrument panel. The new equipment lines concept offers customers a broad selection of colours and materials. The new, high-efficiency air conditioner is available in two versions.
A three-spoke multifunction steering wheel is standard; Seat features range all the way to a pneumatic massage function. When it is dark, the optional ambient lighting (standard with design selection) creates an attractive atmosphere in 30 different colours. The workmanship quality in the new Q5 is uncompromising.
The rear seat back of the new Audi Q5 TDI is split into three segments. Longitudinal and seat back angle adjustment are optional. Depending on the rear seat position, the basic volume of the luggage compartment ranges from 550 to 610 litres (19.4 to 21.5 cu ft.), 10 litres (0.4 cu ft.) more than in the previous model.
Simply coherent: controls and displays
Operation of the new Audi SUV is intuitive and is marked by three great new features. The optional Audi virtual cockpit presents brilliant graphics on its high-resolution 12.3-inch screen. The driver can choose from two views – a classic view with large round instruments and a mode in which the navigation map or lists dominate. The also optional head-up display projects key information onto the windshield.
The MMI terminal in the centre console acts as the main control element. In the top infotainment system, the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display, a touchpad is integrated into the rotary pushbutton. It recognizes handwritten entries as well as gestures familiar from consumer electronics such as zooming gestures. If the new Q5 has an automatic transmission, it also has the larger MMI all-in-touch including haptic feedback.
High-end option: the infotainment modules
The optional Audi phone box connects smartphones to the vehicle’s antenna for optimal reception quality; it also charges smartphones inductively according to the Qi standard. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound introduces the spatial dimension of height. The new Audi smartphone interface also brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the new Q5, which allows you the use of smartphone apps from your Q5.
Versatile and efficient: drivetrain
The drivetrain of the mid-size SUV has been redeveloped from the ground up – this also applies to all transmissions, including the seven-speed S tronic. Additionally, the automatic transmission integrates a fuel-saving freewheel function. The driver can also control gear selection by the all new gear lever or by shift paddles on the steering wheel; in both cases, the control signals are transmitted electronically.
The new Audi SUV comes from the factory with 17-inch alloy wheels. The design and sport equipment lines come with 18-inch wheels, and the full S line sport package and Audi design selection come with 19-20 inch wheels. Wheels up to 21 inches in diameter are available as options.
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ATL Automotive was formed in 1997 and has served Jamaica for two decades, setting the benchmark for automobile sales and service in the island. Now in 2019, ATL Automotive now encompasses several distinct divisions exclusively distributing the world’s finest automobile brands: Kia, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Honda, BMW and MINI from state-of-the-art showrooms and aftersales facilities in Kingston and Montego Bay, strengthening its undisputed position as the country’s foremost automotive group and changing the face of motoring in Jamaica forever.