The premium crossover market is huge and with almost every brand having a stab at producing a class leading machine, the pecking order changes almost on a monthly basis. Audi, not wanting to lag behind bring the new 2012 Q5 to the forefront of the battle for the school run mums.
Though the exterior changes may be small, the effect they have on the overall packaging makes the Q5 a rather shiny penny. Going up against the refreshed X3, this new model had to bring more than just some new lights to the table. The Germans have equipped the 2012 model with a host of new engines that offer a wide range of capabilities. The top model diesel is powered by a 3.0 litre TDI V6 with more power than last year, and the top petrol is now a supercharged 3.0 litre V6 with 268BHP.