Audi SQ5 Arriving Soon
by Henry Floyd |
posted 22 February 2017
Add high-achieving performance with a resilient and family-friendly SUV, and you get the Audi SQ5 which will be arriving soon. It will come with a more powerful engine that gives an exhilarating 0-62 mph in just 5.4-seconds, but due to the super-efficient new Audi-developed combustion technology, the advanced new six-cylinder is also able to deliver up to 34mpg.
It has an eight-speed tiptronic transmission where the lower gears feature short ratios, while the upper gears are long in the interest of fuel conservation.
The SQ5 has the impressive all-wheel Quattro drive which will divert the majority of its power to whichever axle has better traction in an instant, to give a precise feel to the car. Added to that is the wheel-selective torque control, which slightly brakes the inside wheels during faster cornering to keep the SQ5 settled in the bend.
The dynamic characteristics of the exterior design of the SQ5 certainly turns heads. The bumpers are complemented by more strongly contoured, S-specific air inlets and a diffuser with a honeycomb grille. And, the S logo with red rhombus is used in numerous locations to set additional accents.
LED technology is standard for all lighting functions, including the Audi Beam which projects the four rings logo onto the floor using LEDs when the doors are opened.
Inside, the S sport seats are upholstered in fine Nappa leather with diamond stitching which includes the leather steering wheel. Matt brushed aluminium inlays are standard and an exclusive carbon inlay is optionally available. The luggage compartment has a standard capacity of 500 to 610 litres or 1,550 litres when the rear bench is folded down.
There are a range of driver assistance systems in the new Audi SQ5 including adaptive cruise control, active lane assist to make it easier to stay in lane, collision avoidance assist and turn assist.
You can read our full review of the Audi SQ5 TDI here.