Three years after Company entered the SUV market in 2005 with the worldwide famous Q7 model, they launched the Q5. As we know, this great model is constructed to deal with the unbeaten Mercedes-Benz GLK and also the BMW X3. Eight years after that, the Audi Company decide to introduce SQ5 as 2014 Audi SQ5. Considering the second-generation of 2017 Audi Q5 is introduced, the Company now working on a redesigned performance version. According to a manufacturer, the redesigned Audi SQ5 2017 will hit the market just a couple of months after the regular Q5. What can we expect from the next generation of SQ5? Definitely, this model will come on the dealerships with some modifications in every visible and also in those invisible segments.
That means that besides exterior and interior design, the engine capabilities will be also improved. Read our exclusive review, and find out something more about this model.
Audi SQ5 2017 – Body and Innovations in the Dashboard:
The dimensions and the overall shape of the Audi SQ5 2017 will certainly remain unchanged. However, we can expect redesigns on the exterior. For example, the front fascia will definitely feature sharper lines. Also, except new LED technology, the headlights are more angular this time. The same case is with the taillights as well. Also, another change is the front and the rear bumper. This time, bumpers will be more muscular and fitted with the large fog lights and with the better air intakes.
Furthermore, the new model will have more aggressive aprons than the normal crossovers, with larger exhaust outlets and rear diffuser, chrome inserts, enlarged air outlets and honeycomb grilles.
The interior design of the future Audi SQ5 2017 will be very similar to the 2016 Audi A4 and Q7 interiors. The previous dashboard is replaced by a cleaner unit with a permanent air-vent strip that goes from the instrument cluster all the way to the passenger door. Also, the infotainment screen is larger this time while the air condition is new with fewer buttons and controls. Comfort is on the top level and all seats are wrapped with the combination of Alcantara and Nappa leather. We can also anticipate increased legroom and headroom.
Audi SQ5 2017 – Powerful Engine and Performance:
The next generation of the Audi SQ5 2017 is powered by the same 3.0-liter V-6 that we used to see on its predecessor. Of course, the engine is not exactly the same, and we can expect some improvements in max output and the fuel economy. The upgraded engine is capable of delivering 354 hp and 346 pound-feet of torque while the acceleration from 0-60 mph is rated at 5.0 seconds. Top speed will be limited to 152 mph. The engine will be fitted with the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission system and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive type. When it comes to fuel economy, it is expected the new model to return up to 27 mpg on the highway.
Audi SQ5 2017 – MSRP and Release Date:
This model will have a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $54.250. Its release date is expected for the beginning of 2017.