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VIDEO: Carbuyer drives the new 2017 Audi Q5

Audi’s new, second-generation Q5 might not look entirely different from the car it replaces but it is better looking and is still a very handsome car. However, under the skin, it’s all-new and packs a tons of new technology. The first-gen car was one of the brand’s most successful models in its entire history, so this new second-gen Audi Q5¬†should sell even better.

While this new car doesn’t look that much different than the car it replaces, the inside is all new. With a design that resembles both the Audi Q7 and A4, it’s far improved over the previous Q5, which was starting to look dated on the inside. The dash layout is simple and elegant while also being perfectly functional. It’s one of the best cabins in the class.

It also packs great technology. The Audi Q5, with its Virtual Cockpit and new MMI system, is right up there at the top of its class, in terms of tech. It also has wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and enough safety kit to impress Volvo.

In terms of practicality, the back seat can easily fit two adults in perfect comfort, though three adults abreast might get a bit uncomfortable. There’s also oddly small cupholders in the back seat. But the trunk is quite large and has a wide opening, allowing easy access for loading and unloading large items. The seats also fold down at the pull of a handle, though they oddly don’t fold completely flat. Still, there’s plenty of room for moving bit items.

The diesel engines return excellent fuel economy while also delivering impressive performance, though if it’s performance you want, go for the petrols. You can get either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with either front or all-wheel drive.

All in all, the new Audi Q5 is one of the best new luxury SUVs on the market and will sell like crazy. If you’re in the market for a small, premium SUV, the Audi Q5 can’t be overlooked.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.