Ringing the changes: Audi shows a much-refreshed Q5 SUV

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Ringing the changes: Audi shows a much-refreshed Q5 SUV

It’s spruce-up time for company’s best-selling SUV, and it’s had quite a significant facelift

Phuti Mpyane

When manufacturers started selling SUVs in droves it signalled a new thinking in urban mobility that has turned out resilient to the detriment of other categories.

Audi was one of the early adopters of the genre, and the Q5 was its second offering to the new world order after the larger Q7 arrived on the scene in 2005.

It’s still the core model of the brand’s SUV ranges, and outsells the smaller Q3 and Q2 models. Now the company has introduced a facelifted model. It’s a midlife upgrade, but it’s a significant overhaul of the Q5 launched here in 2017...

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