The Audi Q5 is everything but your average crossover as the concept has seen some impressive changes over the years. The idea of a luxury crossover is something Audi has done a great deal of work creating as other international auto manufacturers have tried to emulate the success, but few have actually been successful. Now, with the 2018 Audi Q5 looking to be launched in the international community it’ll be interesting to see what’s next.
The 2018 Audi Q5 will come in many models including a gas, diesel, and hybrid. The versatility of the new Q5 will bring with it what consumers have come to expect including plenty of power, plenty of room, and all of the top luxury features we’ve come to expect in a crossover in its class. With expectations already so high in all markets worldwide, it’s time to preview the best of the best of the new Q5 and SQ5 lineup. The 2018 Q5 will be slightly larger than the 2018 Audi Q3 which will soon be considered the younger brother.
The following preview details everything you want to know about the upcoming 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Audi SQ5 specs, features, price, and release date.
2018 Audi Q5, Q5 Hybrid, and SQ5 Specs and Features
Still with plenty of time before the 2018 Q5, 2018 Q5 Hybrid, and 2018 SQ5 becomes a reality, we’ve been fortunate enough to uncover some pretty amazing leaks. With expectations of seeing pristine, luxurious, and amazing concepts packed into the new models, we’re already hearing many enhancements are in-store.
Some of the biggest rumours point to improvements which include more responsive steering, larger touchscreen display, lighter aluminium alloy, and roomier backseat. The acceleration, fuel economy (especially in the Hybrid and diesel models), great towing capacity, and high-class interior trim will help the 2018 models stand-out from the competition.
Some of the most notable optional and standard features will include premium leather, rooftop luggage racks, AWD standard, sports utility package, panoramic moonroof, multimedia infotainment technology, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, heated and ventilated seats, USB, AUX, SiriusXM radio, and much more. The 2018 Audi SQ5 will be the performance model which will boast superior handling, precision, acceleration, and even more.
The specs of the 2018 Audi Q5 engine will feature a gasoline, diesel, and hybrid. A gas 2.0-litre engine with 220-hp and larger 3.0 with nearly 275-hp along with a diesel 3.0-litre 242-hp option are being rumoured. The SQ5 is believed to feature a 3.0-liter engine with a modest 355-hp while both will feature a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. The estimated gas mileage of the 2018 Q5 will come range between 19-25MPG/city and 27-32MPG/highway while the 2018 SQ5 will fetch around 18MPG/city and 25MPG/highway.
2018 Audi Q5, Q5 Hybrid, SQ5 Price and Release Date
If you were looking for a budget-friendly price for the 2018 Q5 and 2018 SQ5 then you’ve got another thing coming as both models will be everything but. The new Q5, Q5 Hybrid, and SQ5 will feature a price tag that is representative of all of Audi’s top features which means you can expect to shell out over $50,000, starting out. Below, we have all the expected price details for each new model.
|2018 Audi Q5 Price||Starting at $41,500|
|2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid Price||Starting at $52,900|
|2018 Audi SQ5 Price||Starting at $53,900|
Leaks on the 2018 Audi Q5 release date has it coming available on the international market starting late Q4 of 2017. Those lucky enough to reside in many larger markets throughout Europe will have the first chance to pick one up which should be just before the New Year, but those of us here in the US and Asia will have to wait until early 2018.
We’ll continue to update this review on the new 2018 Audi Q5, 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid, and 2018 Audi SQ5 with all rumours and confirmations for specs, features, price, and release date info as soon as we get more details.