The 2018 Audi Q5 is slated for release and prototypes have already been spotted at various places. The model will be built in the company’s plant at Mexico. The Q5 has been one of its most popular models so far and Audi is releasing a new version of it as well. It is pitted against rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and BMW X3.
2018 Audi Q5 – Comfort and Elegance:
The exterior styling of 2018 Audi Q5 is sharp and sleek, in short. The crisp contour at side, new grille and headlamps make the car quite a stunner on roads. It will get three trims- Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The new vehicle weighs about 90 kg less than the existing one. This has been made possible for the new MLB platform on which it has been built. The car gets HID headlamps as standard and 3D LED lights are optional. The rear side also features new Led lamps.
Now, the cabin offers more passenger and cargo space. As expected, quality of materials used in the cabin is absolutely luxurious. Virtual Cockpit function is offered as optional. It can accommodate 5 passengers. The cabin remains quiet thanks to Audi’s usage of noise cancellation technology and materials. The seat leather is top quality and seats are quite comfortable too.
2018 Audi Q5 – Expected Engine Details:
The 2018 Q5 is fitted with the company’s much touted Quattro all-wheel drive technology. This has actually been enhanced for 2018 model. The new 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder engine is clubbed with a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission unit. Audi also offers active torque vectoring system. A hybrid version may be on the cards, indicate company sources. The base engine output is 252 hp. In some markets top trim may get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine making 354 hp. Maximum towing capacity is 4400 pounds. The Europe bound model gets an adjustable air suspension system, while US model buyers can opt for adaptive damping system.
Audi Q5 2018 comes with a newer and more feature rich infotainment system. You get an 8.3-inch centrally located display. It is controlled by touch pad. The infotainment setup supports Bluetooth and Smartphone integration with voice recognition. Base Premium trim gets leather seats. In Premium Plus models there are panoramic moonroof, blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist. Top end Prestige gets Bang & Olufsen audio system with 19-speakers, glossy wood trim, heated seats and 20-inch wheels.
Safety features will include cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and set of airbags.
2018 Audi Q5 – Price and Release Date:
Audi has not revealed details on pricing of 2018 Audi Q5. However, the base trim price may be close to $42,000. It will be released in late 2017.
The Audi Q5 2018 is an impressive luxury Crossover SUV which gets enhancements in the right areas. The exterior styling is enticing and engine is also superb. Its classy interior and superior ride quality makes it a suitable contender for top spot in the segment.