At long last, the second-generation Audi Q5 been launched in Malaysia, with only a solitary variant being offered – the sport 2.0 TFSI quattro. The SUV was previewed at last year’s paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) event, and retails now at RM339,900 on-the-road without insurance.

Arriving in sport trim, the Q5’s list of exterior equipment includes 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED rear combination tail lights with dynamic turn signal, auto-dimming side mirrors and a rear-view camera (part of Parking aid plus).

Stepping into the cabin, you’ll find sport seats at the front as part of the appointed trim package, which are powered and with four-way lumbar support (memory function only for the driver). Leather and leatherette upholstery is also standard here, along with Aluminium Rhombus inlays.

Other features include a three-zone climate control system, leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, MMI navigation plus, Audi connect, Audi smartphone interface, Audi Sound System (10 speakers, six channel amplifier, 180 watts), Audi virtual cockpit, Ambient Light package, keyless entry and start, as well as an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The safety and driver assist package on this Q5 variant consists of six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hold assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, Isofix child seat anchors (with top tethers) for the outer rear seats, and child seat anchors in front. Audi pre sense has been given a miss here.

Motivation is provided by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 252 hp from 5,000-6,000 rpm and 370 Nm of torque from 1,600-4,500 rpm, which goes to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system with ultra technology.

This includes a decoupler on the rear axle that can allow the Q5 to run only in front-wheel drive for better efficiency. With this setup, the zero to 100 km/h sprint takes 6.3 seconds, while the top speed is 237 km/h. The combined claimed fuel consumption for the Q5 is 7.4 litres per 100 km, or 13.5 km per litre. Also present is passive suspension with damper control and progressive steering, which are linked to the Q5’s Audi drive select interface, along with the powertrain.

The above-mentioned price of RM339,900 is inclusive of a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty, which is an improvement over the previous four-year/120,000 km coverage. Buyers will get to choose from several exterior finishes – Mythos black metallic, Manhattan grey metallic, Azores green metallic, Java brown metallic, Quantum grey metallic, Matador red metallic, Floret silver metallic and Daytona grey pearl effect.

You can check out detailed specifications of the Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TFSI quattro at CarBase.my.