The Detroit auto show saw the 2018 Audi SQ5 launch right after the company’s big Q8 came out and it’s equally powerful with a turbo powertrain.
Automobile manufacturers and car lovers love spending time at the Detroit show where the best, mean machines are launched. Audi had a pretty good lineup of cars this year, right from flagship models to mid-ranged crossovers and other technology upgrades to make 2017 a great year for the brand’s patrons. The Q8 was such a big launch that most assumed it will be the only one but the Audi SQ5 joined the lineup as a surprise addition.
The newest vehicle offers an impressive performance made possible by a brand new 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine. The powertrain is similar to the ones being used in the S4 and the S5 models. The total horsepower generated by the vehicle is pegged at 354 and it delivers an increased 369 pound feet of torque compared to the previous generation model. The overall weight of the model has been brought down with lightweight materials. It now weighs 77 pounds lesser and makes it a great pick for buyers conscious of fuel efficiency.
Following the usual pattern, the 2018 Audi SQ5 uses an all-wheel drive system to compliment the turbo powertrain and has an eight-speed automatic transmission system. With a torque vectoring system, the car is capable of sending the entire power generated to one wheel or as required to offer a great driving experience.
Buyers can opt for the differential when they purchase the S sport package and the air suspension system which is part of the bundle will offer a lower ride height for the crossover. If you prefer it, the package is a must buy when you order your model. The customizable suspension allows you to alter its height and firmness based on the type of road you plan to drive the crossover in. For off-road driving, it can be adjusted to increase ride height for good ground clearance.
The 2018 Audi SQ5 is equipped with all the features one would need making the dashboard a well-connected spot. The infotainment supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with Audi’s own virtual cockpit setup. The car is equipped with adaptive cruise control system. The auto brand confirmed that deliveries will begin in Spring 2017. An official pricing for the midrange crossover was not announced during the Detroit auto show reveal.