For those who are interested in midsize luxury SUV segment, the all-new 2018 Audi SQ5 is definitely worth all the consideration. In general, the people usually love driving cars that are fast. It was introduced in Detroit by the car manufacturer at 2017 North American International Auto Show. This model is an upgraded version of the redesigned 2018 Audi Q5, with better handling and more speed.
2018 Audi SQ5 – Exterior Features:
The car manufacturer states that this new model will set an entirely new standard in luxury performance vehicle segment. As far as the exterior is concerned, the difference between the standard Audi Q5 model and the faster Audi SQ5 is clearly visible through its aluminum optic exterior trim. The horizontal blade bars of the distinctive platinum gray grille are coated with fake aluminum, along with rear roof spoiler and side mirror housings.
Apart from that, the 2018 Audi SQ5 also comes with 3D LED headlights, which look great along with the LED taillights. The larger aluminum wheels are available, which is also indicative of the fact that this is indeed a sporty variant of Audi Q5.
When it comes to the interior, the Audi SQ5 comes standard with flat bottomed, 3-spoke steering wheel, stainless steel doorsill trim and dashboard trim. Front sports seats are offered as standard for boosting performance. A diamond shaped leather wrapping is optional for the seats. The carbon Atlas trim is also available for the interior.
The Drive Select technology from Audi is also offered as standard, providing the driver with a choice of Individual, Dynamic, Auto and Comfort modes. With individual mode, specific components can be tailored according to the preference of the driver.
The 2018 Audi SQ5 also comes with Audi’s MMI (Multi-Media Interface) infotainment system, with features like handwriting recognition and navigation. The smartphone connectivity is well taken care of with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available. A high-quality audio system is also on offer. A full color heads up display is also on offer, along with adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assistance. Its safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking system, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring system.
2018 Audi SQ5 – Turbocharged Powertrain:
The 2018 Audi SQ5 gets a turbocharged V6 engine under its hood as standard. This engine generates 354 HP along with 369 lb-ft. of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is mated to this engine as standard. The new sporty model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
2018 Audi SQ5 – Expected Launch and Price:
It is expected that new Audi SQ5 will arrive sometime in 2017, although there is no confirmation regarding that. The price can be expected to be around $52,000.