The 2019 Audi Q5 will take the position of the flagship model in the upcoming season. Ever since its arrival, this crossover is growing. With it, the entire SUV industry is evolving. Many other models can thank it for the success. Whatsoever, the German manufacturer has big plans for the upcoming vehicle. Besides visual upgrades, we could expect big changes under the hood of the Audi Q5. This model has a lot of fans around the world, but the US customers will probably see it first. Furthermore, the crossover will be available in different shapes around the world.
One of the biggest changes will be the hybrid drivetrain. The new 2019 Audi Q5 will get the plug-in drivetrain to improve its performance. At the same time, this unit will reduce emissions, making the Q5 crossover an environmental-friendly SUV. In ten years, the vehicle went through many modifications. It’s been adjustable to all kinds of obstacle and changes. With reliability and durability, these are main reasons behind the success of the Audi Q5.
2019 Audi Q5 Engine and Specs Review
Let’s start from the beginning. The 2019 Audi Q5 will carry the same 2.0-liter TFSI unit with 4-cylinders. Once again, this will be the sole solution for the drivetrain. It has its lags, but the engine is durable, reliable, and potent. With an output of 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, it can compete with the most powerful units in the compact crossover class. For the new 2019 Q5, Audi will upgrade the fuel economy with various systems and features. So, we can expect it to see around 30 mpg on the highway. A 7-speed transmission should work smoother to lure more buyers.
Diesel Engine in the US Still a Far-Fetched Option
At this moment, diesel drivetrain is not so likely to happen. Instead, engineers will develop a hybrid combo, which will combine petrol mill with an electric battery. In some other countries, the 2019 Audi Q5 will appear as a diesel. However, this kind of powertrain has high emissions. Also, bosses are still suspicious after the latest controversies with VW. In future, probably with a new generation of the Q5, Audi could release diesel unit. It won’t happen before 2021.
2019 Audi Q5 E-Tron Hybrid
All eyes on the new 2019 Audi Q5 are waiting to see how the company is going to implement their E-Tron concept. The crossover is a leader and this is going to be a major step. A hybrid vehicle is confirmed by the head of development in Audi, Peter Mertens. Electric motors would help standard 2.0-liter to achieve 110 hp more than for the base model. With 300 horses and 450 lb-ft of torque, the 2019 Audi Q5 E-Tron Hybrid is going to be the most potent plug-in crossover in the compact market. Whatsoever, the vehicle will be able to run by using only the electric battery and will probably have a range of around 30 miles.
Changes on the 2019 Audi Q5
As always, Audi tries to keep their vehicles up to date with the latest technology. This is not the case with the interior, but also exterior. New technologies lead to situations where lightweight materials have the strength of much heavier components. Also, there are new ways to improve aerodynamics.
Whatsoever, changes on the 2019 Audi Q5 are not going to be only functional, but also cosmetic. Revisit of the bumper and grille will make them fresh. However, no radical moves are on the way. Furthermore, the crossover will keep the same dimensions as its predecessors. The slightly sharper shape of hood and roof will make Q5 more aggressive.
This crossover has always been well-known for its wide palette of colors. For current edition, buyers can pick one of eleven schemes. The 2019 Audi Q5 will add at least two or three. But, there will be removals also. A similar situation is inside the crossover. There are four colors for the cabin – black, brown, grey, and beige. Furthermore, the Q6=5 SUV could be customized with decorative inlays. Here, buyers can also pick one scheme out of four offered.
2019 Audi Q5 Competition
Rivals are also preparing their models to compete leader in the segment. Jaguar F-Pace is the most serious competitor since it mirrors the German crossover. The 2019 Audi Q5 will also battle other compact premium SUVs. Infiniti QX50 and Cadillac XT5 are the most serious models in the US. Honda’s luxury branch Acura is also preparing RDX crossover. Of course, there is an archrival BMW X5 as the competition even in the United States.
Release Date of the 2019 Audi Q5
The 2019 Audi Q5 is not confirmed yet. However, we believe it will be official somewhere during summer. Then, Q5 will debut and appear for the first time. Whatsoever, more details will be known in last quarter of 2018. The crossover will come to the market early in 2019.
There will be three trim levels of the 2019 Audi Q5. The base model is Premium. It will cost slightly higher than the current version. However, the SUV won’t cost over $45,000 for entry-level trims. Upper model is Premium Plus. With extra equipment, Audi Q5 will boost the price for around $4,000. Top of the class model is Prestige. It is also the most expensive SUV in the lineup. Base price for Prestige is going to cost around $54,000 and with extra features, its price will rise to $60,000.
Performance-Oriented Audi SQ5 Crossover
In 2019 season, we will see again the SQ5 model. It can be considered as a totally different model, although 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 will share platform. However, the performance-boosted vehicle will have a more powerful engine. Also, special features are making this version aggressive and bolder than its sibling. The price goes up, even more than for Prestige trim. The fresh, second-gen model will keep turbocharger alongside the 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The combination was good for 355 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Mileage drops, although engineers prepared a brand-new eight-speed transmission for SQ5. All in all, no big changes are expected for this SUV based on the Audi Q5.