Besides the standard offer, Audi Q5 luxury crossover will get extra options. We are not talking about trim levels and premium equipment inside the car. The real thing is coming under the hood. At the moment, this SUV offers only the petrol engine. Also, recently, we could hear rumors about turbo-diesel powertrain. According to the suv2019.com, we can’t expect some bigger changes on the Q5 in the coming years.
The most recent rumors are reporting about the 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid. Plug-in and electric vehicles are the future of automotive industry. Audi, as one of the leaders in every segment, always go ahead of others. We have only a few crossovers that combine conventional drivetrain and electric batteries. Nevertheless, Q5 will be the special one.
2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid Drivetrain
Although the 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid is only the rumor at this moment, we are sure the company is going to make it official very soon. Fans are eagerly expecting what will this plug-in combine under the bonnet. It is likely that petrol option will be the same as for the standard model. A 2.0-l unit with a turbocharger is very reliable and durable. The electric motor will help it boost its overall performance. Besides fuel economy, batteries are very useful, because Audi Q5 Hybrid can get extra power and torque from it. The same engine will be available in the new 2019 Audi Q5 also.
2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid Specs
Standard gas crossover can deliver 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This is not bad for a mid-size crossover. However, the electric batteries will make it even more potent. We expect a boost of at least 20 horses. Experts think that SUV will get more significant improvement in torque level. The 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid will also boost the acceleration compared to the conventional model. The plug-in vehicle, in combination with 8-speed auto transmission and Quattro AWD, is going to reach 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Petrol unit can do the same in 5.1 seconds.
2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid Release Date
Both launching date and price of 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid are still unknown. Although petrol version for 2018 season is already available for purchase, that is not a reason for worries among fans. Both diesel and hybrid model is coming, and it is just a matter of time when Audi will decide to release them. One thing is sure, Audi Q5 Hybrid will have an immediate impact on the crossover market.