The Body Kit Forgets About Elegance And Demonstrates Raw Muscle

As far as compact SUVs go, the Audi SQ5 feels like a textbook example of how to make cars. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and somehow looks like an Apple phone - clean and just right. Making something wacky out of it requires some thinking and creativity. In this case, Lumma, a German tuning company, took it upon itself to craft a customization package trying to awaken the buried raw character hidden behind its SQ5 badge.

Only Superficial Design Changes For Now

Audi SQ5 by Lumma Design
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The package is called CLR 5S and includes a comprehensive set of additions that theatrically change the nature of the SQ5

The package is called CLR 5S and includes a comprehensive set of additions that theatrically change the nature of the SQ5. Its sporty nature did remain dominant, but now it’s strikingly different to what one would expect of Audi. The wheels grew dramatically. Lumma did not provide any details, but these look like 21-inch wheels. After all, Lumma Design does have a nice gamma of custom designed wheels. All of them larger than 20-inches.

Other extensions include a new front spoiler for a deeper look. The fenders seem to be quite beefy too, and they have to be to protect those massive wheels. In the rear, it seems like Lumma Design outdid themselves a bit. There’s too much fuss and fluffer and not exactly a lot of substance. The rear exhausts look a bit fake. Almost Photoshopped. The same story with the rear diffuser, although it looks like it fits a bit better than the rear exhausts.

The changes do include new skirts on the side and custom features on the doors. Yet, the most striking aspect of the Lumma Design Audi SQ5 definitely is this two-tone black and yellow paint job. It’s dominant, to say the least.

Stock Audi SQ5 Is Already Really Fast

Audi SQ5 by Lumma Design
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The car will make a public debut at the Essen Motor Show in December this year.

The car will make a public debut at the Essen Motor Show in December this year. Lumma Design did not provide any details about a possible engine tune-up. Regardless, the Audi SQ5 is sufficiently motivated from the get-go. Its 3.0-liter, TFSI, V-6 develops 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

All of it good for acceleration to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds. Quick enough?
Lumma Design joined a multitude of German tuners who have worked on the new Audi SQ5. It is, after all, one of the most popular SUVs in Europe. Having shouty versions running around is only expected.

Further reading

2017 Audi SQ5 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Audi SQ5.

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