If we have to talk about the Audi, about the history of this German car manufacturer, and in general about all their models and about the success they made, we have to talk about 30 days without break. Today, we will talk just about the redesigned model, named 2018 AUDI SQ5. This model is introduced at the 2017 North American International Auto Show that was in Detroit. What the changes we can expect if we compare this with the previous SQ5? We can definitely expect more power. Yes, the Audi will pull better performance than ever for this model. Furthermore, the latest model has improved fuel economy compared to its predecessor thanks to the new combustion process that Audi develops. This vehicle will, of course, share the platform with the second-generation Q5 that was as we know revealed at the Paris Auto Show.
2018 AUDI SQ5 Exterior design
First of all, let’s start with the dimensions of this vehicle. The newly model will have a length of 4,671 millimeters (15.3 ft), a width of 1,893 millimeters (6.2 ft), a height of 1,635 millimeters (5.4 ft) and a wheelbase of 2,824 millimeters (9.3 ft). Also, we can expect a curb weight of 1,995 kilograms which is around 35 kilograms less than before. Thanks to the great combination of materials (aluminum and high-tensile-strength steel); this model will be light and very durable. Also, the body of this model will have smooth edges and sporty looks, we like this latest redesign.
The bumper at the front and at the rear side will be slightly updated; more precisely, the bumper will be sportier than before. We can also anticipate S-specific air inlets, radiator grille with double aluminum slats. Some of the other exterior features will be distinctive headlights that will use LED technology. The rest of the lighting will also use LEDs. At the 2018 SQ5 sides, this model will provide large cast aluminum wheels in a 5-twin-spoke star design that will be 20 inches large 255/45 tires. The optional size of the wheels will be 21 inches with thr=e nice six-piston caliper brakes, the size of discs are 13.8 inches/ 350 mm. Also, if we look at the profile, we can see exterior mirrors with aluminum looks like material, as well as door trim strips in the body color.
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AUDI SQ5 2018 Interior design
The interior design of this vehicle is something really special, and we can expect so many cool features inside. Everything will be improved compared to the previous model. First of all, let’s talk about the seats. All the sides inside the cabin will be sporty and thanks to that fact, but also thanks to the exclusive S logos and leather steering wheel, the cabin will provide elegant ambiance and dynamic appearance. According to Company, if you want you can upgrade S sport Alcantara seats to fine Nappa leather with the nicely designed diamond pattern. The newly model will also provide aluminum-look shift paddles.
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When it comes to technology, the newest AUDI SQ5 2018 will come with a top-of-the-line infotainment system. That will be 8.3-inch MMI infotainment system with the navigation. This fantastic system will even know to recognize handwritten input. We can also expect to see Audi connect. This system will connect the vehicle to the internet trough LTE. If you decide to buy Audi connect safety and service including security and convenience you will even get Car2X services. In the case of an accident, the vehicle will receive help automatically. This model will course provide Audi virtual cockpit with the 12.3-inch monitor. Some of the other standard interior features will include dual zone climate, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bang and Olufsen Sound System, and many others as well.
Driver assistance systems:
– Adaptive cruise control,
– Cross traffic assist,
– active lane assist,
– Park assist,
– collision avoidance assist,
– Distance warning alerts,
– pre-sense systems(pedestrians warnings).
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Engine and Performance
Beneath the hood, the forthcoming 2018 AUDI SQ5 will be powered by a 2,995 cc, V6 TFSI engine. This engine will be capable of generating 354 horsepower and 368.8 lb-ft of torque. According to Company, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be 5.4 seconds while the top speed will be 155 mph (electronically governed). The fuel economy of this vehicle will be better compared to the previous model and we can expect 28 mpg in the city. The engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system and the power will be transferred to all wheels (Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system). This engine is made from aluminum and it has less weight, about 14 kilograms / 30.9 lb, compared to the previous engine.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new 2018 AUDI SQ5 will be most likely by the end of this year. When it comes to prices, we can expect a starting price of around $55.000.
2018 AUDI SQ5 photos