It’s not a secret anymore – the China market’s penchant for long-wheelbase vehicles have spurred the creation of many cars, most of which are unique to the country. The latest one to go under the spotlight is a stretched version of the second-generation Audi Q5, as reported by Car News China.

According to said website, this is the first time Audi has ever made a long-wheelbase SUV for China. The report also states that the Q5’s wheelbase has been stretched by 88 mm. Visually, the growth manifests itself in the form of marginally longer rear doors, but the actual gains will be most evident for rear passengers.

Its footprint is now larger, with an overall length of 4,765 mm (up 102 mm from the standard Q5), and the axles now sit 2,908 mm apart. The width and height remain unchanged, at 1,893 mm and 1,659 mm respectively. In China, the Q5 comes with a 2.0 litre turbo four, either making 190 hp or 250 hp, the latter equipped with quattro all-wheel drive.

The Q5L will be built in China through a joint-venture company formed by FAW and Volkswagen. Prices start from 380,000 yuan (RM238,100).