Redesigned for the coming model year and debut during the Detroit show, the 2018 Audi SQ5 features a reworked engine and a new suspension to go along with spruced up looks and a suite of new driver assistance technology.
You might already know about the new MMI or the Virtual Cockpit system. But did you know there are several microphones embedded in the seat belt? It’s also surprisingly practical, with rear seats that can comfortably seat two people and fold completely flat.
Inside, the new SQ5 leverages the extra room for people and cargo that resulted from the basic Q5 redesign with its own distinctive touches that include a flat-bottom multifunction sport steering wheel, unique trim and standard front sport seats. It, too, offers a full range of upgrades from Audi’s trick Virtual Cockpit – with an SQ5-exclusive sport display mode — and a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System to Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go.
Highlighting the SQ5’s long list of standard driver assists are blind-spot monitoring and Audi Pre Sense City that provides automatic emergency braking at speeds up to 52 mph. Pricing, packaging and EPA numbers for the 2018 Audi SQ5 will be released closer to its official on-sale date.