• Apr 21, 2008


Click above to view high-res gallery of the Audi Q5 with new images

Audi released the other half of its Q5 glamour shots over the weekend. We've updated the gallery with all of the images we could get our hands on (you can switch to a "high-res" view with the button on the upper right corner - perfect for saving desktops). Audi also tossed in several shots from the Q5's world introduction at the Beijing Auto Show. We always get a kick out of the designers, engineers, and executives standing around like beaming new parents. From our perspective, the Q5 looks like a typical Audi, the designs of which are beginning to lose their visual punch after having been spread across so many models.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like AUdi very much but for some reason I don't care much for this vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Handsome car, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it striking.

      Funny how every other car in this class is fugly. GLK, X3, RDX..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think Audi got this one right. The proportions look good for this small ute, especially compared to the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLK.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yawn city. Could this car/truck/wagon be more vanilla? It looks like a Saturn/Hyundai/Honda/Toyota/Suzuki/Ford!

      I'm sure it will sell well; just not to me. I'm actually scared to have a car at all for commuting because of the looming peak oil crisis precipitating right now. Every day I'm checking bus schedules to see if they add express route times. I've been looking at motorcycle websites trying in vain to find gas mileage ratings. When the S hits the fan, I think it will only be sports cars left over because driving will be a recreation that only the affluent can afford.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'm still undecided about this car - i think it looks pretty good and i'm sure it'll perform well, but i don't see the purpose...when the A6 Avant is one of the most beautiful cars on the market, why would anyone even want this car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed.

        It's easily the best-looking vehicle in its class (makes the X3 and GLK look like the fugly monstrosities they are, and embarasses the LR2), but I still have an aversion to tall vehicles. I'd never get this while the A4 Avant or the A6 Avant is still on the market.

        Audi and Infiniti make by far the best-looking SUVs, but they're still disproportionately tall vehicles, and I'd rather have a car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes they need it. For the same reason they needed the Q7, even though they already had the allroad. For the same reason Volvo brought out a ute, even though they had the Cross Country, or VW the Tuareg, even thougj they had offered anall wheel drive Passat wagon. Maybe it makes no sense, but the American public does not buy wagons in a big way, but jack 'em up and call them an SUV (or better yet CUV) and they sell better. Stupid but true.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not Audi's most attractive vehicle (I would've prefered they graft the new A4 front end to it), but it's certainly not as ugly as that pug X3.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Audi is trying to keep up with the likes of BMW and Mercedes: All things to all people instead of touting their diesel superiority in motorsports.
        Another useless German vehicle with no place over here. IUf they wanted to introduce a vehicle like this it needed to happen 10 years ago. sorry Audi, you FAILED.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Totally agree with you!

        Audi, along with Volvo, already make the best looking wagons in the world and it seems that adding the Q5 and XC60 are just diluting the brands so they can say "Hey look, we have another SUV/SAV/CUV/XYZ.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow... that is mind-numbingly dull. When it comes to boring my ass off, this is almost worse than the Lexus RX.

      Hey, I said almost, we all know that nothing can really look as uninspired as the RX.




      • 6 Years Ago
      Again, how is this better than an A4 or A6 Avant? The lift kit?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love Audi design, but there's just something not right about this one. I was really hoping that with the Q5, Audi would be able to shave off the bloated minivan-like profile of the Q7. But, save for the great-looking rear with the sleek LED tails, the Q5 looks either bland or awkward (or both) from every other angle.

      And it'll be hard to justify the cost of this thing when the Infiniti dealership next door will have the 09 FX35 with 303hp and ATTESA E-TS AWD for a comparable price.
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