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February 11, 2024

New 2024 Audi Q5 Aces IIHS Safety Test

Progressive technologies in the new Audi Q5 SUV, complemented by cutting-edge yet practical design and a dynamic character, are key to the midsize luxury model receiving top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The preeminent American organization rated the Audi Q5 as a Top Safety Pick based on the vehicle’s crashworthiness, crash avoidance systems and lighting technology.

IIHS last year made its evaluation criteria more stringent. To qualify for the upgraded Top Safety Pick rating, a vehicle must now earn “Good” ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small front overlap and original moderate overlap front collision tests; an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in the updated side test; and a front crash prevention system that earns an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation. Vehicles must also come equipped with “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights across all trims.

Besides leading in crashworthiness and crash prevention systems, Audi continues to raise the bar in lighting technology. The digitization of lighting systems has enabled the brand to offer completely new functions that significantly increase safety.

The Matrix LED headlamps fitted to the new Audi Q5 have high beam functions that intelligently adapt to conditions, resulting in greater safety and convenience without dazzling other road users.

In the Philippines, the new Audi Q5 is available in two variants: the S Line TFSI with a gasoline engine and the diesel-powered S Line TDI. Both are defined by Audi’s latest design elements that include a wider octagonal Singleframe grille, taller side air intakes structured by trapezoidal insets, redesigned side sill inserts, a sleeker trim between the rear light clusters, and a more prominent rear diffuser insert with a horizontal fin.

Under the hood of the new Audi Q5 S Line TFSI is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine. With 265 horsepower and 370 Nm, it delivers class-leading power smoothly and instantly, resulting in refined performance. In the Q5 S Line TDI, a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine producing 204 horsepower and 400 Nm impressively achieves the same level of instantaneous response and sophistication.

A seven-speed S-tronic transmission efficiently matches the capabilities of the gasoline and diesel engines depending on drive settings and throttle input. The transmission sends power to Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, guaranteeing safety regardless of terrain or driving condition.

1 comment:

  1. Well, to anybody who lives in the Philippines and even North America, who needs a Volkswagen Group product when your market already has Peugeot (aka to North Americans as Chrysler because Stellantis) for example? Anyway the only thing when a myriad of people refuse to buy VW Group cars is because the German company could just offer them in mostly 4WD instead, unlike with Stellantis and the Peugeot brand means half of the cars they'll sell elsewhere overseas (especially in Southeast Asia like Thailand) no longer recommends 4WD as the latter is what Audi is well-known for. (Especially in that case front-wheel drive cars have more advantages than four-wheel drive ones and so its what Peugeot's fellow Stellantis marque Citroen does since the iconic 2CV was introduced until its discontinuation in 1990.)

    Also, four-wheel driven vehicles are more likely to lack space and even have higher costs than front-wheel driven (FWD) ones, so its not only the reason Peugeot refuse to sell most of its cars with four-wheel drive than being offered only with FWD, but also with Audi's Quattro technology being identical to ones used by its fellow VW brands means the partnership between Volkswagen and Ford to say means its not what the latter supposed to do - Stellantis already secured its place as Europe's second-biggest automaker since its 2021 introduction so it could be fun to expect that Ford should join forces with Stellantis and get rid of VW's influence all around... (Ford doesn't need to wear VW platforms so Peugeot's cars don't even need to wear Ford badges on even after the Blue Oval were to join forces with the French lion.)


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