The 2017 Audi Q5 is slated to get launched in Australia next year and the model will be followed by a 3.0 TDI.
The news was confirmed by the auto brand’s local dealership store in the region.
There is still no word on the availability of the SQ5 edition. According to the information provided by the local dealer, the 2.0-liter variants will be available in the country in the third quarter of 2017. The 3.0-liter TDI diesel version which is a much more powerful offering of the 2017 Audi Q5 will be launched in the first quarter of 2018. The SQ5 from Audi is gearing up for a global launch. While we do know that it is under consideration and will soon go into production, the car won’t find its way to dealership stores until 2018.
When the media questioned whether Audi has plans to bring the SQ5 sooner owing to its growing popularity, Audi engineers who were there during the launch the Q5 had very little information to share. They were tight lipped on the topic as an official confirmation is yet to be made.
Rolf Kronstorfer, head of powertrain design at Audi AG said, “The model is immensely popular around the world and it would be a crazy decision to not make the SQ5. While we can’t confirm it immediately, I can say that it will take place at some point in time. I am not sure if a RSQ5 would work.”
Sharing more about the pricing of the 2017 Audi Q5 series, Shaun Cleary, product communication manager confirmed that buyers won’t experience any surprises as it will be on par with the expected range. The pricing will be similar to the outgoing model making it easy for them to upgrade their models. In order to keep it diverse, Audi will offer a range of option packages that will make it easy for buyers to pay for what they actually need. It keeps the cost of the base model low while allowing those who love luxury packages to go for it by paying more.
Cleary added that the team is still working on segregating the optional packages and pricing them. As they have confirmed the overall cost yet, it is difficult to share it with the media. Every year the Q5 manages to break sales record in the region and the company expects the new version to do the same. Pricing, choices and availability will be important to achieve their milestone one more time.