After the launch of completely new 2018 Q5, it will be turn for its hi-performance version, which will come as 2018 Audi SQ5. As you probably know, famous German manufacturer presented last year a completely new generation of its small crossover, and this performance version will come a little bit later. Just like the previous generation, it will come heavily based on a standard model, but also feature plenty of unique characteristics. In terms of visual appearance, we will see many new details, which will provide even more attractive look. However, the more important is the mechanical aspect, which will include various modifications such as new engine, suspension and plenty of other tweaks. The 2018 Audi SQ5 will probably come early next year.
2018 Audi SQ5 redesign and features
The 2018 Audi SQ5 will come completely new. It will come based on a completely new generation of the company’s small crossover. Compared to the base Q5 model, it will come with various modifications. It will ride on the same platform, but will also feature plenty of unique parts in the mechanical aspects, such as new suspension, brakes and other features that will improve performances. In terms of styling, we will see several new details too. The 2018 Audi SQ5 will feature the same base shape, but it will also come with plenty of unique details, which will make it more attractive. The Same thing is expected inside, where we should see many sporty details. It will also come with more equipment. We expect from a new model to continue to be organized in two trim levels, Premium Plus and Prestige, both will plenty of new standard features and technologies.
2018 Audi SQ5 engines
Just like the current model, new 2018 Audi SQ5 should continue with both gasoline and diesel engine in the offer. The current model features a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline unit as standard. It has a max power of more than 350 horses. The optional diesel engine is a 3.0-liter TDI unit, which is good for about 310 horsepower. Both engines will most likely carry over. However, we expect to see some tweaks that will provide more power and improve overall efficiency. An 8-speed Tiptronic transmission should also carry over.
2018 Audi SQ5 release date and price
The 2018 Audi SQ5 should come early next year, with the base price around 55.000 dollars. Main competitors will be hi-performance versions of BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. But also, you should consider models like Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus RX etc.