Audi customers in China traditionally prize cars with roomy interiors and high prestige value. Audi currently offers three models with an extended wheelbase: A4L, A6L and A8L. Now the Audi Q5L has been added. It made its world premiere at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, one of the most important automobile shows in the world.
The Audi Q5L is the first SUV from the brand in a long version. Compared to the original Q5, the Q5L’s wheelbase and exterior length have each increased by 88 millimetres. This benefits passengers on the backseat, who gain an additional 110 millimetres of knee room. Depending on the position of the rear seat system, the volume of the luggage compartment remains unchanged at 550 to 1550 litres.
Buyers of the Audi Q5L in China can choose between the Vogue, Lifestyle, Design, Sport and Sport Plus equipment lines, depending on the engine. These differ in many exterior and interior details. The Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense city safety systems come standard in all lines; in addition, there are assistance packages for the city and for suburban streets. Starting with the Lifestyle line, LED headlights are available as an option with the highly convenient Matrix LED technology. The panoramic glass roof is also standard.
Like the Q5 with standard wheelbase, Audi also produces the Q5L in a joint venture with FAW-VW in CKD production in the Changchun plant in northern China. Some of the prefabricated components come from Audi’s plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico. With the new Q5L, Audi is seeking to further expand its strong position in the booming Chinese SUV market.
Read our 2015 comparison of Audi Q5 2.0, Porsche Macan 2.0 and Range Rover Evoque 2.0.