If you’re looking for a definition of what Audi is about, you don’t have to look much further than the 2009 Audi Q5. Of course, if you’re looking for some kind of premium flagship, then the Audi guys will wave you over to the midengine R8 sports car or perhaps the S5 coupe or even the Q7 V10 turbodiesel sport-utility.
These are fine pieces, sparkling evidence of Audi’s ability to think laterally and develop examples of unexpectedly useful technology, a tradition that began with the inline-5 engine, moved on into all-wheel drive and has since popularized everything from direct fuel injection to LED running lights. For all this, though, Audi’s strength continues to be simple transportation, vehicles that take you down the road and deliver you safely. You know, sensible stuff.
And the 2009 Audi Q5 expresses these sensible values. It’s stylish, luxurious and powerful, yet this is an Audi that’s content to be itself, rather than striving to be an alternative to a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz or even a Porsche.
Source: Inside Line