Audi Q5 News

  • 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

    After years of promises, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. They will feature the automaker's next-generation plug-in hybrid powertrain, and the first of them was confirmed on Tuesday as the Q5 55 TFSI e. Others will include A6-, and A7- and A8-based models. The Q5 55 TFSI e's lengthy name represents the new format Audi is using for its plug-in hybrids, as the previous e-tron badge is now exclusively reserved for battery-electric models, like the e-tron and upcoming e-tron Sportback. Its powertrain meanwhile consists of a 2.0-liter...

  • Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids
    Audi readies A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids for Geneva auto show

    After years of promising, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. The automaker on Monday announced that plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 Sportback and A8 will be presented next week during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The cars...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • 2018 Audi Q5L
    Q5L is Audi's first long-wheelbase SUV

    Audi used this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to unveil the Q5L, the automaker's first long-wheelbase SUV. The vehicle will be built and sold exclusively in China where it caters to the market's seemingly endless appetite for chauffeur-driven vehicles. It joins an A4L, A6L and A8L in Audi's...

  • 2018 Audi SQ5
    Audi RS Q5 coming soon with RS 5’s 450-horsepower V-6

    A new generation of the Audi Q5 has just gone on sale and available in standard form and sporty SQ5 trim, the latter with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 good for 354 horsepower. Eventually, a high-performance RS Q5 will be added to the fold. It’s part of Audi Sport’s plan to add more SUVs...

  • 2018 Audi SQ5
    2018 Audi SQ5 first drive review: practicality with a dash of performance

    Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places in North America. An old-growth temperate rain forest, it is impossibly green, and it offers spectacular views of mountains, streams, inlets, and even fjords...at least when the fog lifts enough to see them. It's the perfect place for a...

  • 2018 Audi SQ5, 2017 Detroit auto show

    Audi has a redesigned Q5 on sale this year, and the handsome SUV will be joined in showrooms soon by its sporty SQ5 variant. Revealed on Monday at the 2017 Detroit auto show, the redesigned SQ5 follows a familiar formula so is sure to be welcomed by Audi fans. Power comes from the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 fitted to the latest S4 and S5, with peak output rated at 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Mated to an 8-speed automatic and driving all four wheels, the engine will hustle the SQ5 from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. CHECK OUT: Audi Q8 concept debuts, production version coming in...

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    2018 Audi Q5 first drive review: everything you expect, in a better package

    Sometimes, familiarity breeds discontent. Such was not the case with the Audi Q5, however. Though it first hit the market all the way back in 2008, the German automaker resisted updating its compact crossover until now—and that seemed just fine with its audience, which has snapped up around...

  • 2018 Audi Q5, 2016 Paris auto show
    2018 Audi Q5 revealed

    A redesigned Audi Q5 made its debut on Thursday at the 2016 Paris auto show, one that’s lighter, more dynamic and more fuel-efficient that the model it replaces. The vehicle features a design inspired by the larger Q7 and with its sculpted lines and bold grille appears much more masculine...

  • Teaser for new Audi Q5 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show
    New Audi Q5 teased ahead of 2016 Paris auto show

    It seems like Audi’s original Q5 has been with us forever but soon a successor will arrive. We’ve been spying prototypes for more than a year and on Wednesday Audi finally confirmed a debut for its new Q5 on September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show. The market launch is likely to take...

  • 2018 Audi Q5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Audi Q5 spy shots

    Audi's next-generation Q5 is now in the final stages of development. The new crossover SUV, which for the United States will be sourced from a plant in Mexico, will debut later this year and is expected in local showrooms next spring. It will most likely arrive as a 2018 model. There’s no...

  • Delphi’s self-driving Audi Q5 prototype
    Delphi’s Autonomous Audi Q5 Successfully Completes Cross-Country Trip

    A couple of weeks ago, an Audi Q5 packed with automotive supplier Delphi’s autonomous car technologies set out on a coast-to-coast trip, departing San Francisco and ending up in New York City nine days later. Nearly 3,400 miles were covered, and according to Delphi an impressive 99 percent of...

  • 2013 Audi Q5

    Audi’s Q5 crossover has been on the market since the 2009 model year and received an update for 2013 to keep it looking fresh. However, development of a successor is well underway and we have some new details on the vehicle. The next-generation Q5 for the U.S. market will be produced at Audi’s new plant in Mexico starting from 2016, which means we’re likely to see the vehicle introduced as a 2017 model. Planned annual output will be approximately 150,000 units initially. Underpinning the vehicle will be Audi’s MLB Evo platform, which debuts in the 2017 Audi Q7 and will...

  • 2014 Audi SQ5  -  First Drive, September 2013
    2014 Audi SQ5 first drive review

    Is the Audi SQ5 a bona fide performance model, or is it a great pretender? We've wondered about the SQ5's credentials ever since the brand confirmed this performance version of the Q5 crossover, its 354-horsepower output, and its 5.1-second 0-60 time. And in the absence of established head-to-head...

  • Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Audi’s Q5 crossover is the latest model to get the Audi Exclusive touch, though it’s still in the concept phase and so far confirmed only for Europe. Audi Exclusive is the personalization service for the brand with the four rings, offering customers of its cars upgrades such as special...

  • 2013 Audi Q5
    Audi Picks San José Chiapa As Location Of New Mexican Plant

    In April, Audi confirmed Mexico as the country where it would build its first North American plant. This week the automaker has revealed the exact location for the plant: San José Chiapa, in the Mexican state of Puebla. The location is an obvious one due to the area’s existing...

  • 2012 Audi Q5
    2012 Audi Q5 Recalled For Sunroof Flaw

    Volkswagen is recalling some 13,172 model year 2012 Audi Q5 crossovers, built between June 21, 2011 and December 9, 2011. At issue is a front sunroof glass panel that may not have been manufactured to specifications, and can shatter in extremely cold temperatures. While no accidents or injuries...

  • 2013 Audi Q5
    Audi Prepping High-Performance Q5 BiTDI Diesel: Report

    Audi's new BiTDI engine, revealed earlier this year, is fierce: rated at 308 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, it's already a likely candidate for use in the A6, A7, A8, and even the Q7. Now, it looks like it might be headed for the Q5 as well. The twin-turbo 3.0-liter diesel engine is...

  • 2013 Audi Q5

    Audi has unveiled its updated Q5 crossover, which is expected to land in showrooms later this year as a 2013 model. While on the outside there isn’t much to mention, there are numerous changes under the skin including a revised engine lineup that now features a hybrid option. For the global lineup, the 2013 Audi Q5 comes with six powertrain options: three TDI turbodiesels, two TFSI gasoline engines and the aforementioned hybrid. All of the powertrains combine direct fuel injection with forced-induction technology, as well as a stop-start system for optimized fuel economy. And while most...

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    Audi Confirms Mexico As Site For North American Plant

    After years of speculation Audi has finally come out and announced it will build a new plant in North America, confirming today Mexico as its desired location for the plant. While Audi is yet to pick an exact site, the automaker states that the decision will be finalized by the end of the year...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid
    2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Coming Soon: Report

    Audi’s long-awaited Q5 Hybrid, which was launched for sale in Europe late last year, is reportedly still on track for a local debut. The eco-friendly crossover was first revealed almost two years ago and has been in contention for a U.S. launch ever since due to this market’s penchant...

  • 2013 Audi Q5 facelift spy shots
    2013 Audi Q5 Spy shots

    Two prototypes for Audi’s mid-cycle update for its Q5 have been spotted almost completely undisguised, revealing some telling details planned for the compact luxury crossover due out later this year as a 2013 model. The biggest change to the car’s styling is the new grille, which is...

  • 2013 Audi Q5 S spy shots
    2013 Audi Q5 S Spy Shots

    A very mysterious Audi Q5 has been spotted sitting quietly in the Alps, and while at first glance nothing looks out of the ordinary, peer a little closer and you’ll quickly realize there’s something very odd about it. First and foremost is the imposing quad tailpipe arrangement at the...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid
    Audi To Build New Plant In Mexico Instead Of Using VW's U.S. Plant

    Volkswagen builds a lot of cars in North America. Some of them are built in Mexico, but many are built right here in the U.S. Audi wants to get in on the cheaper construction and shipping costs available here, but it doesn't want to borrow VW's extra capacity. Instead, it will build its own new...

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