Audi entered the SUV market back in 2005 with the Audi Q7, since then the german car maker seemed to get even better and three years later it launched the Audi Q5. The crossover was developed to take on the successful BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK. Audi took another four years to introduce the 2014 Audi SQ5, a sporty Q5 and brought it to the US market with a supercharged V6 engine under the hood. With the new 2017 Audi Q5 underway, Audi is likely to launch a redesigned performance version, the 2017 Audi SQ5 which will deliver exhilarating performance with a feeling of luxury in style. With the new 2017 Audi Q5 underway, Audi is likely to launch a redesigned performance version, the 2017 Audi SQ5 which will deliver exhilarating performance with a feeling of luxury in style.
2017 Audi SQ5 – Interior and Exterior Review
The exterior of the 2017 SQ5 borrows some design styles from other new models of the Audi Q7 and the Audi A4. The front and rear fascia will feature sharper lines with increased angles on the tail lamps and headlamps. It will also get more hostile aprons and bigger honeycomb grilles. The exhaust pipes, rear diffuser and chrome inserts are also to be larger in the 2017 model. These features sure will make the SQ5 sportier and striking to look at.
The interiors in the new 2017 Audi SQ5 will also be similar to the new Audi A4 and Audi Q7, with wider center console, a fresher new steering wheel, cleaner middle stack, new refreshed dashboard and a redesigned instrument cluster. It will also feature a better infotainment system with a larger display than the previous generations of the model . Audi connect leads the market in the infotainment field with it’s sophisticated yet simple tech. The wi-fi hot spot can cater up to 8 devices and get real-time updates of traffic with Google maps. The SQ5 also features new climate control system, sports seats clad in leather, aluminum shift pedals and inserts in the center console. The new seats will be covered with luxurious Nappa or Alcantra leather and as with all revamped Audi, the 2017 SQ5 will have enhanced leg space and head space as well as more cargo volume.
2017 Audi SQ5 – Engine and Performance
The new 2017 SQ5 is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 ,24 valves with double overhead cam (DOHC) engine which will be able to pump out 354 hp @6000 rpm and a peak torque of 346 ft-lb @ 400 rpm. The engine will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds get to a top speed of 155 mph. The 24 valve V6 is combined with a 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi is famous Quattro all wheel drive technology. The mileage of the new Audi is expected to be around 20 mpg in the city conditions and up to 27 mpg on the highway.
2017 Audi SQ5 – Price and Release date
With not many changes and upgrades to the currently available Audi SQ5 2017 which costs around $52,000 in the US, the new 2017 Audi SQ5 is expected to cost around $54,000 for the base model when it is launched.It should be available for sale somewhere in the second half of 2017.