To call the Audi Q5 a critically important vehicle for the brand in Australia is something of a gigantic understatement - it is now the single most popular body style in Australia. As such, the new 2017 Audi Q5 needs to be a solid step forward from the already incredibly popular SUV to keep the vehicle front of mind for buyers in the medium SUV segment.
We’ve detailed the main changes in our news story, but at launch in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, we get to sample both 2.0-litre engines that will arrive first in Australia - TFSI and TDI - as well as the 3.0-litre TDI, which will arrive later.
At this stage there has been no confirmation of a 3.0-litre TFSI engine like we currently have in the range, and no official confirmation of an SQ5 variant either. The former only made up a small percentage of sales in Australia, while the SQ5 has been incredibly successful in Australia, with even executives from Audi admitting ‘it would be crazy not to have another SQ5’. Take it as read then, that an SQ5 will be on its way here sooner rather than later.