Audi India has commenced local assembly of the soon-to-be-launched Q5 at the SAVWIPL (Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited) plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Q5 got its facelift in June last year, followed by its Sportback sibling the same year September. At present, Audi India’s SUV portfolio includes Q2, Q8, RS Q8, and e-tron SUV siblings, which means the addition of Q5 should offer better options for the buyers in the market.
In the European markets, the 2021 Q5 facelift is available with multiple powertrain options, including a 2.0L turbo diesel, a 2.0L turbo petrol, a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel, and even a petrol-electric PHEV. However, the Indian market might get only 2.0L options at launch.
The SAVWIPL umbrella includes Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini brands. Bentley is on its own.
In the featured photo: Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, SAVWIPL and Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India.