The SUV is powered by a 45 TDI (3.0 TDI) engine that churns out 249 hp (183kW) of power and 600Nm of torque, propelling the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. It has a top speed of 234 km/h, a quick-shifting 8-speed tiptronic transmission and power redistribution through quattro® permanent all-wheel drive. The all-new chassis and multi-material body weighs 325 kg less than its predecessor and boasts of a 22% improvement in fuel efficiency at 14.75 km/l.
The exterior features a singleframe grille with a solid frame, Matrix LED headlights featuring double- arrow graphics, intense wheel arches and the shoulder line emphasizing the wheels. The tailgate extending around the D-pillars are complemented by new highlights such as inlay strips at the bottom of the doors with quattro® embossing.
Audi’s Matrix LED technology divides its high beam into 30 individual light-emitting diodes paired with three reflectors. The control unit, which communicates with the camera on the rear view mirror, can switch the individual diodes off and on and dim them in 64 stages as needed. The intelligent cornering light is another feature which is created by a shift in the light center position. With millions of different resultant beam patterns, the Matrix LED lights up the road without dazzling other road users.
The interiors are spacious and elegant with leather seats, inlays in brushed aluminium and walnut terra brown. A total luggage space of 1,955 liters is available by folding the second row which splits in the ratio of 35:30:35 for flexibility of the storage space.
The drive experience is peppered with intelligent technology and includes a virtual cockpit that throws up navigation, speed information and media controls at eye level. The MMI Navigation Plus can be controlled through voice command, integrated steering wheel controls or a touchpad next to the gearstick. There is also Four Zone Climate Control, a BOSE® 3D sound system with19 speakers and Audi Drive Select which provides Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual and Off-road as standard modes. Assistance Systems like the Auto Park Assist and 360 degree surround camera with a bird eye view, complete the feature list.
*All prices are ex-showroom Mumbai and New Delhi