The Audi Q5 was first introduced back in 2009 and a face lifted version of the premium small SUV is set to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. Initial reports suggest that the revised Audi Q5 will only have minor tweaks to the current model, including a new grille and headlights, similar to the recent A5 and Q3 updates. The new Q5 will also feature Audi’s latest ‘boomerang’ LED daytime running lights as well as new bumper treatments to the front and rear.
There is also possibly going to be changes to the current engine range, with the addition of a ‘3.0T’ at the very least. There have also been suggestions that Audi could be adding a Q5S version to the range. More details will be released later in 2012.
This news comes as the Audi Q3 has received the highest possible safety rating in its latest test by Euro NCAP. The Q3 earned five stars for passive crash safety and was rated best in class in the ‘Small Off Road 4x4’. The Q3 was assessed for its adult occupant protection in the event of a front or side collision, as well as child safety and pedestrian protection and was awarded the top safety rating. Features such as the standard fasten seatbelt reminder, Lane Assist (which helps drivers change lanes safely on motorways) as well as sensors to help reduce the chances of a front collision all contributed to the Q3’s final score.
Q5 will be hoping for a five star rating like its younger sibling when it is finally released. It is likely that the Q5 will go on sale in early 2013 at your nearest Audi showroom. London
motorists will be sure to snap up the new Q5, which is likely to be priced from around £28,000.
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