Audi is German carmaker, which is famous for manufacturing sports and luxury sedans and coupes. However, for the last 10 years, Audi has shown to the World that market of SUV and crossover vehicles can’t go without them. Three years ago, the Audi produced it’s first SQ5 model, which was top performance SUV edition of Q5 series. As we know, its Q lineup is very successful in the world of cars, and with the new redesigned SQ5 for 2017, they will try to continue that trend of good sales. The newest 2017 Audi SQ5 should be ready for the public possibly just later on presenting latest Q5, so we expect to see this model on dealerships next year. Finally, it is certain that will come with a lot of new things and redesigns starting from exterior to the engines and interior.
New Audi SQ5 2017 Redesign
From the outside, this model looks very elegant. Its exterior design will be very similar to the design language of Q7, but of course, it will be smaller. The overall shape and the dimension will remain the same as before. However, there is going to be some slight redesigns from the outside. The whole front fascia will feature sharper lines and that will make this model more attractive to the buyers. Furthermore, when it comes to lighting, we can anticipate brand new LED technology system while the shape of the headlights will be more angular. Just like the headlights, as well as the taillights will use the same LED system. One more change is the change on the bumpers.
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This time, bumpers will be bigger and it will have LED powered fog lights and big air intakes. Furthermore, the future model is with sharp lines and more sports aggressive looks than the normal crossovers. Also, it has bigger exhaust and bigger rear diffuser (which is normal because of the stronger engine), chrome inserts, enlarged air outlets and honeycomb grilles. At the sides, the base model will use 18-inch 5-spoke wheels while the models with higher trim will use 21-inch alloy wheels.
As we wrote, 2017 Audi SQ5 dimensions of this model are the same as in the previous one:
Wheelbase 110 in.
Length, Overall 184 in.
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.2 in.
Height, Overall 65.3 in.
Track Width, Front 64.2 in.
Track Width, Rear 64 in.
Cargo – 29.1 / 57.3 CU-FT
Curb Weight – 4,409 LBS
2017 Audi SQ5 Interior
The new SQ5 2017 interior design will be also very similar to the interior of the older brother Q7. One thing is for certain, it gets redesigned dashboard with an air-vent strip that goes from the instrument table up to the driver door. Also, the infotainment screen will be larger this time. The comfort is on the top level thanks to the great and very adjustable seats. Of course, all seats inside are wrapped with the leather. The all-new 2017 AUDI SQ5 will be available to accommodate up to five passengers. Some of the standard interior features include 3-zone automatic climate control, 10-speaker audio system. Finally, there is so many connectivity systems, hill-descent control, and many others.
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Beneath the hood, the upcoming model will be powered by the same 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Of course, we can expect some modification here, so the max output and the fuel economy will be better this time. The upgraded engine is capable of delivering around 370 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. That is an improvement of almost 16 horses and 14 pound-feet of torque compared to the previous model. According to Audi, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be around 5.1 seconds while the top speed will be rated at 155 mph. This remarkable engine will be fitted with the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and Audi’s famous Quattro all-wheel-drive type. According to EPA, the fuel consumption is rated at 27 mpg on the highway.
Price and Release date
The release date of 2017 Audi SQ5 is expected to be sometime in 2017, probably in the beginning. When it comes to price, this model will have a starting MSRP of around $55.000.
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2017 Audi SQ5 pictures