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2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse

The 2017 Audi Q5 has received a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority Euro NCAP, ahead of its Australian launch later this year. Scoring 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupants, 73 per cent for pedestrian protection and 58 per cent for safety assist systems, the Q5 showed good all-round performance - dropping points mainly due to the lack of a lane support system as standard equipment...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) finalists have been announced, and once again the list is dominated by models from European brands. There are six Car of the Year awards up for grabs this year, including the main prize, as well as gongs for the following categories: luxury, performance, car design, green, and urban...

The Audi of 2030 will be an "electrification company": Q5 technology boss

Audi, already at the forefront of integrating hybrid electric technology with its fleet of luxury vehicles, is a company that is firmly looking to the future. Specifically, an electric future, with more and more research and development focussed on emerging powertrain technology...

2017 Audi Q5 gets new ‘quattro ultra’ drive system

When it comes to Audi's quattro brand, there are two camps among fans and observers. Traditionalist gearheads prefer the ‘old-school’ rear-biased Torsen quattro system, while vehicles based on the MQB platform have a front-biased Haldex system. But now, Audi has muddied the waters a little more, with a new system the German brand is calling quattro ultra...

Hasta luego: Australia's 2017 Audi Q5 will come from Mexico

You might wonder why Audi chose Mexico for the international launch of it’s all-new 2017 Q5 SUV. Even we wondered. After all, Mexico is not the obvious choice of location for a German manufacturer to present an all-new SUV to the world’s press - aside from the Baja peninsula being a bloody nice place to spend some time...

2017 Audi Q5 2.0 models to land next year, 3.0 TDI to follow: SQ5 still to be confirmed, but likely

The new 2017 Audi Q5 will land in Australia with a pair of petrol and diesel 2.0-litre engines first, followed by a more powerful 3.0-litre TDI engine, the company's local arm has confirmed. There’s no confirmation yet as to whether we’ll get the performance-oriented SQ5 and there has been no global announcement of a 3...

2017 Audi Q5: What’s changed?

As the segment sales leader in Australia from 2009 to 2015, there’s serious pressure on the new 2017 Audi Q5 to continue the momentum the current model has managed to achieve over a prolonged period. Audi has made widespread and significant changes to its medium SUV, which was a favourite around the world...

Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear

Three Volkswagen Group notices in the US have seen more than 280,000 vehicles recalled for fuel leaks. Models affected include the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7. Largest of the three notices is one concerning 143,214 examples of the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs, produced from 2009 to 2012 and 2007 to 20012 respectively...

2017 Audi Q5 revealed ahead of Australian debut

The second-generation Audi Q5 crossover made its world premiere at today’s Paris motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the second half of 2017. This new iteration of Audi’s vital mid-sized SUV (the Q5 is number three in sales for Australia behind the A3 and Q3) is said to combine the sportiness of a sedan with the cabin flexibility of a crossover, wrapped in an evolutionary body design...

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...