Audi Q5 wins coveted 2017 Golden Steering Wheel prize

The Audi Q5 has won the coveted 2017 Golden Steering Wheel, after going up against seven competitors in the ‘Large SUV’ category.

Nov 8, 2017

The Audi Q5 has won the 2017 Golden Steering Wheel in the ‘Large Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)’ category. Peter Mertens, Audi AG Board Member for Technical Development, accepted the prize for the Audi Q5 on Tuesday evening in Berlin, Germany. A total of 42 models competed in five categories in this year’s Golden Steering Wheel contest.

After a Europe-wide reader survey, 20 cars made the final round and were judged by the experts – race drivers, engineers, designers, connectivity specialists, frequent drivers, critics and journalists. They tested the finalists and determined which would win the coveted trophy. The Audi Q5 went up against seven other competitors in the ‘Large SUV’ category and came out tops.

The new Audi Q5 was launched at the start of the year. The second generation of the best-selling Audi has established several new standards in the premium SUV segment. The best drag coefficient in the competition, consistent lightweight design and modern engines ensure high efficiency, as does the new quattro drive system with ultra-technology. In addition, the new Audi Q5 offers a broad portfolio of new driver assist systems, modern infotainment and connectivity equipment, and air suspension with damper control.