Ever since it stepped into salons, the Q5 is one of the most popular crossovers. The fame of this class could thank this model for it. As one of the pioneers, it started the revolution in the automotive industry. Now, the 2019 Audi Q5 will be arguably one of the best compact SUVs in the world.

This is not by chance. The hard work, quality, persistence, innovations, are characteristics of Audi Q5 all these years. In ten years many things have changed. However, the most important is the image of crossovers. Enthusiasts found these vehicles big consumers of fuel, rigid, and not so maneuverable. The Q5 SUV in 2008 changed it. Sporty handling, improved fuel economy, and comfort drew the attention of the entire automotive world. Now, ten years later, the German carmaker still sets standards in the industry with plenty of innovations and new technologies.

Plenty of changes are on the way for 2019 Audi Q5. However, only some are certain, the less have confirmation, while the most of details are rumors. However, since we could see recently the growth of hybrid and electric vehicles, there is no doubt that Audi will miss this party. And what another vehicle to choose to test on the market but the 2019 Q5? According to reports, the crossover will get an e-tron Quattro version. Of course, there is always room for performance-boosted models, like SQ5. Yet, the most surprises Audi hides under its sleeves. We can’t imagine everything 2019 Audi Q5 could bring.

2019 Audi Q5

2019 Audi Q5 engine and specs

The powertrain of the 2019 Audi Q5 will be a 2.0-l turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This is the only option in the engine room. Although fans criticized this, Audi stands firm and believes in its drivetrain. Well, it performs well, and a new unit would only add some versatility. The output of this unit is 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed transmission box remains the same for next season, but engineers will try to improve it. This would lead to even better fuel economy. With some savings on weight, the 2019 Audi Q5 could achieve 30 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined.

2019 Audi Q5 engine

2019 Audi Q5 Goes Electric – We Introduce You Q5 e-tron Quattro

This is one of the official information about upcoming Audi models. Peter Mertens, head of the development in the company confirmed the e-tron units for crossover class. Experts and fans didn’t wait for too long to start talking about 2019 Audi Q5 as the potential vehicle to get a hybrid version.

Drivetrain

Under the hood of the 2019 Audi Q5 e-tron Quattro could be a 2.0-l turbo-four engine, which is capable to produce 190 hp alone. The plug-in hybrid system also has an electric battery, that will inject 110 hp to the overall output, making the Q5 e-tron one of the most potent SUVs in the market. Also, hybrid adds 200 pound-feet of torque to existing amount. With it, the Q5 goes over 450 lb-ft. In this variation, the crossover will be able to run 30 miles on electric power only.

2019 Audi Q5 hybrid

2019 Q5 All-Electric?

Further plans of Peter Mertens include an all-electric vehicle. In this case, the 2019 Audi Q5 could go 300 miles without a recharge. We can see what people believe that are spy shots of the upcoming electric Q5. The crossover is finding its base in the e-tron Sportback. Three electric motors are capable to deliver 430 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, according to rumors. This crossover will have a limit of 130 mph, and it will reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. One electric drivetrain of 95 kW is on the front axle, while other two are on the rear. All four wheel can get a boost mode to deliver nearly 500 hp.

2019 Audi Q5 Changes and Design Updates

The current edition of the Q5 crossover suffered a lot of changes before it came into salons. The first model of the new generation should meet requirements of demanding buyers. However, the German carmaker is already planning next update. Surely, 2019 Audi Q5 will keep the handling and maneuvering skills of its predecessors. Also, AWD as a standard mode is almost certain. High-end technology and features all over vehicle are already there. The 2019 year model will just keep up with few updates.

Audi will definitely have to revisit some things on 2019 Audi Q5. First of all, it could be the price. Some competitors are elbowing their way with lower prices. On the other hand, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are there with more options for the drivetrain. The SQ5 performance version is definitely a good move towards this goal.

2019 Audi Q5 interior

2019 Audi Q5 gets a performance-boosted SQ5 version

The 2019 Audi SQ5 could be the highlight of the lineup for next season. Its V-6 engine can develop 350 horses. Nevertheless, the SQ5 is going to offer much more than turbocharged drivetrain. New chassis is part of the redesign, as well as adaptive dumpers, unique suspension, and air springs added to drive system. Comparing to standard 2019 Audi Q5, upper trim offers more space in the cabin. Updates on grille and headlight are likely to happen. With these, the look of the vehicle is going to be fresh.

SQ5 options

The new Audi SQ5 will be available in two trim levels. The base one is Premium, while the richer is Prestige. Some of the items we won’t find on standard Q5 are MMI infotainment system with navigation and a 19-speaker audio system. Finally, this upper trim will offer S Sport package that costs $3,000. It will change rear differential, air suspension, and color of calipers.

2019 Audi Q5 rear

2019 Audi Q5 pricing

With so many options it is hard to catch up with all prices of the upcoming 2019 Audi Q5 trims. We believe that the base unit, with a petrol engine, will cost around $45,000. Besides the S Sport package, there are additional features and equipment which will boost the 2019 Audi Q5 and raise the price. The SQ5 version is a more expensive, and in 2019 we will see this car from $55,000. Hybrid and electric cars are still questionable and could arrive late in 2019. Also, we can’t predict the price since it heavily depends on the development.

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