Alongside the Audi Q2, the new Audi Q5 is also being previewed at the Euromobil stand at the paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) until tomorrow. The BMW X3-rivalling premium SUV has been a long time coming, but it will finally arrive in January next year, according to sales representatives at the event – with the order books already open.

Those sales representatives also said that the car will be offered in 2.0 TFSI quattro trim retailing “under RM360,000,” putting it slightly above the X3 xDrive30i, Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4Matic and Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine. It should be noted, however, that the Q5 will arrive in fully-imported (CBU) form, whereas the others are locally assembled (CKD); the GLC is also less powerful.

For that money, you get a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque. It’s the same mill found in the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro, paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

This Singaporean unit is said to be representative of Malaysian specs, coming with LED headlights, 19-inch machined alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, powered front seats with driver’s side memory, triple-zone auto climate control, the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit instrument display, an MMI navigation plus system with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch screen, a reverse camera and a handsfree powered tailgate.

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