German car maker Audi surely knows how to join modern, luxurious and comfortable all in one. As a result of hard working, we will soon see the brand new 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid. This model represents one of the best-selling luxury compact SUVs of the Company. This time, it will appear better then than ever. We expect changes in almost every segment of the vehicle.
First of all, the new Q5 will get the new lightweight suspension which will improve ride quality and will make the ride even more comfortable. Refreshed and handsome styling will be one of the strongest points among many others which new Audi will offer. Furthermore, it will offer the high level of technology and beautiful interior design.
Depending on equipment, the all new Q5 will be available in three trim levels. Those are: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Its main rivals will be Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3 and Jaguar F-Pace.
2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid powertrain and performance
There are many speculations about the engine which will power the upcoming 2018 Audi Q5, especially when it comes to a hybrid version.
What we can say for sure, is that the base model will get a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. This unit will be able to produce 252 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive system will be standard.
However, for the hybrid version, there is still no official information. Some sources say that 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid will use the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in a combination with an electric motor. However, the exact horsepower and the torque are still unavailable.
Design of exterior and interior
The new 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid will ride on the same platform which underpins the Audi A4 and A5 models. However, its wheelbase is larger for an inch, and it is longer for 1.3 inches. When it comes to exterior design, the new Q5 will like very similar to its forerunner. We can only expect some small cosmetic changes.
The front end will get slightly revised grille which will look similar to the one of Q7 model. The standard HID headlamps will be available with LED lighting. As well, new Audi will feature a lower hood. Perhaps, it could also get new design of the wheels.
Inside the 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid, we can expect brand`s typical quality and luxury. All the materials used in the design of the cabin are of high quality. The seats are very comfortable and covered with premium leather. The cargo space is also very good. The standard model features a 7.0-inch touchcreen placed in the center of the dash. The infotainment system comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, an 8.3-inch display will be available too. Furthermore, some of the optional features will be: Bang & Olufsen audio, a panoramic moonroof, blind spot monitors and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid should be presented later this year. When it comes to pricing, the base model starts at around $41,000. So, for the hybrid version we believe that the price will increase up to roughly $48,000. However, this information still needs to be confirmed.