The Audi Q5 has been updated for 2014 with boosted equipment lists and new options made available across the range.
The $62,200 Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro retains its entry-point pricing and gains xenon headlights and three-zone climate control as standard for the new model year.
Powered by a 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, the base oiler is teamed with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to deliver a claimed 6.1L/100km – unchanged from the 2013 model year.
The 2.0 TFSI quattro entry petrol model now includes the same headlight and climate control upgrades as the diesel, however, the 165kW/350Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder is now $300 dearer than the outgoing model at $63,200.
Audi says the 2.0-litre unit is also now Euro 6 emissions compliant, though, tied to its eight-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption remains at 7.9L/100km. Both models continue to feature hill hold assist, hill descent control and front and rear parking sensors.
At $74,100 and $75,500 respectively – the latter up $500 – the 200kW/400Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 and 180kW/580Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel models receive 19-inch alloy wheels and entirely body coloured front and rear bumpers and side sills. A seven-inch screen with satellite navigation and reversing camera display is also carried over.
Newly added to the options list across the Q5 range are digital radio (DAB plus) for $800 and Aluminium/Beaufort Black Audi exclusive interior trim inlays for $2500.
Audi’s first S-branded SUV – and Audi’s first S-badged diesel model – the $89,400 230kW/650Nm Audi SQ5 TDI, has also been mildly updated for the new year.
Powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel V6, the flagship now comes standard with larger steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for its eight-speed automatic and a space saver spare tyre rather than the old puncture repair kit.
2014 Audi Q5 manufacturer’s list pricing:
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic – $62,200
Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic – $63,200 (+$300)
Audi Q5 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic – $74,100
Audi Q5 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic – $75,500 (+$500)