The 2021 Audi Q5 facelift competes against the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace. Here’s a look at how competitively is the updated model priced against its rivals.
Audi India has finally announced prices for the Q5 facelift, which starts from ₹ 58.93 lakh for the Premium Plus variant. The range-topping Technology trim is priced at ₹ 63.77 lakh (all prices ex-showroom India. The facelifted Q5 comes as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and will be assembled locally at its parent company’s, Group’s Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) plant in Aurangabad. Here’s a look at how aggressively is the SUV priced against the competition.
|Model||Audi Q5 Facelift||BMW X3||Mercedes-Benz GLC||Volvo XC60||Jaguar F-Pace|
|Prices||₹ 58.93 Lakh – ₹ 63.77 Lakh||₹ 57.90 Lakh – ₹ 63.50 Lakh||₹ 58.51 Lakh||₹ 61.99 Lakh||₹ 69.99 Lakh|
The facelifted Audi Q5 is a petrol-only model and comes in two variants – Premium Plus and Technology. It is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder BS6 45 TFSI petrol engine tuned to make 247 bhp at 5000 – 6000 rpm and 370 Nm of peak torque at 1600 – 4300 rpm. The engine also comes coupled with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system with brake energy recuperation. Transmission duties are handled by a seven-speed S-Tronic automatic dual-clutch unit along with Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) system, which comes as standard. The new Audi Q5 can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 237 kmph.
BMW India offers the X3 SUV in both petrol and diesel versions. However, we will only be considering the petrol derivative. The SUV is priced from ₹ 57.90 lakh for the xDrive30i SportX, whereas the xDrive30i Luxury Line is available for ₹ 63.50 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). It is locally assembled at BMW’s plant in Chennai. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that puts out 248 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque, and comes paired to an eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission.
Mercedes-Benz India introduced the updated GLC with Mercedes Me Connect and a host of new features earlier this year. The SUV is offered in both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol model gets a 2.0-litre turbo engine that makes 194 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The unit comes paired with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The GLC 200 Progressive variant is priced at ₹ 58.51 lakh (ex-showroom).
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It was last month that Volvo Cars India introduced the petrol mild-hybrid version of the 2021 XC60 SUV. It is priced at ₹ 61.9 lakh (ex-showroom), and comes to India as knocked down (CKD) unit. Under the hood, the SUV gets a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder motor coupled with the 48-volt mild-hybrid electric motor churning out 247 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The unit comes paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace facelift is the most expensive of the lot, which is priced at ₹ 69.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the single R-Dynamic S-Trim. The SUV comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is tuned to belt out 244 bhp and 365 Nm of peak torque while mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.