US market will be enriched with all-new Audi Q5. That’s right; a new generation of Q5 comes from a plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico. Some people who have already saw 2018 Audi Q5 tell us that it is very similar to its predecessor. At this moment, we’re wondering is it so? The second generation will unveil new exterior design just from the front side. Profile and rear end do not have any changes whatsoever. Perhaps are the justifiable the set of question about face lifting. Further, we will clarify all about engine specification and new technologies in the cabin. All in all, the carmaker has invested great efforts in goal to achieve high standards when the compact crossover is the question. Therefore, you can expect new options and easier management on this vehicle. Due to this, new Q5 will certainly become the best vehicle in the segment.
2018 Audi Q5 Exterior Design
Doesn’t matter how big changes are, more important is how functional are they. The exterior design will emphasize Tornado lines and put the focus on body details. Furthermore, the 2018 Audi Q5 adopts new Singleframe grille and 3D LED headlights. Those two changes bring new image on the front fascia. In addition, a new power tailgate will provide easy managing with luggage capacity. Rest of body retains distinctive look but with better quality of sheet metal.
2018 Audi Q5 Body Size
The manufacturer takes platform from Audi A4 and A5. As result of that, 2018 Audi Q5 will lose weight for 198 pounds respectively. That is not all, it will have 0.5-inch longer wheelbase, while the length is increased to 1.3 inches. Further, the new platform has an impact on increasing legroom especially in the rear row of seats. Also, it is related to bigger luggage capacity intended for occupants.
2018 Audi Q5 Luxury Materials & Technologies
Into the cabin, everything looks luxurious thanks to quality materials and new technologies. Can you imagine digital 12.3-inch instrumental panel which serves to provide all necessary information for easy driving. For example, navigation with Google Earth or Street View options seems powerful when you have a problem in traffic. There are also common functions useful for the driver. The 2018 Audi Q5 disposes of Rear cross traffic assist and Audi pre sense city systems. Their purposes are warning and alerts when you have obstacles on the road etc.
2018 Audi Q5 Specification
Specification of the engine depends on the target market and Audi will prepare a few different engines. When is US market in question, there is only one engine. Under the hood, you can find turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 252 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. As in other models from Audi lineup, it will come with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Quattro system promotes drive on all wheels and uniform distribution of torque from the front-to-rear axle. Finally, some mechanical upgrades make fuel savings and reducing drag. If you select SQ5 model then you can count on turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with 354 horsepower. It is strong enough if you need sportier spirit in this beauty.
2018 Audi Q5 Release Date & Price
The world premiere was at Paris Auto Show this year. The price of the current model is $42,000. Maybe the price for 2018 Audi Q5 will be slightly higher.