Audi Q5 aces USA IIHS’s safety tests

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. 

Cabin of new Audi Q5 not only highly digitalized, but also supremely safe.

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 — S Line TFSI with a gasoline engine and the diesel-powered S Line TDI.

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 hp 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 hp 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. 

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