2015 Audi SQ5 is a competitive product in the ever-growing SUV market niche

2015-02-17 12:45:38
2015 Audi SQ5 is a competitive product in the ever-growing SUV market niche
2015 Audi SQ5 is a competitive product in the ever-growing SUV market niche

The 2015 Audi SQ5 presents the trailblazing model by the auto-maker meant to gain foothold in a burgeoning high-performance SUV market segment. In its design, it is highly distinct in the niche from every angular standpoint. The SQ5 which is available in the US markets and Europe as a diesel driven has been pointed out as a unique crossover. It bestows sporty car features, including acceleration, plushy cabin and driver-friendly handling abilities. Though retaining its antecedent standard equipment, it has received upscale features, including Xenon headlamps with LED auto-running lights along a power rear door.   

The new SQ5 is equipped with a 3.0-L TFSI six-cylinder engine similar to the one in the highly-potent S4 coupe. The unit transmits 354 ponies and 346 lb-ft of twist to all wheels through an 8-speed tiptronic transmission. A bit different from the regular family-haulers, the crossover reaches the benchmark 0-to-60 mph within 5.1 seconds and a top speed which is limited electronically to 155 mph.

The TFSI supercharger is ensconced between the cylindrical banks and spun via a crankshaft-driven belt up to 20,000 rpms. Twin intercoolers regulate temperature midst inclement conditions. Torque vectoring, a sport-refined suspension and upscale braking on all wheels enable the 4,000 lbs SQ5 offer the driver with an intriguing and confident driving experience.   

Interior and Exterior Features

The outlook of the SQ5 is familiar but this super SUBV also gets a precise radiator grille embroidered by polished aluminum trim alongside an overly aggressive body kit in every angle with humongous air intakes fixed into the frontal bumper, sideway skirts and a unique spoiler outfitted above the hatch.  It also includes 20” alloy wheels covered by quality tires and V6T badges on the fender polish consummate the up-market appearance.

Life on board is catapulted to impeccability by a tripartite-spoke multiple-function flat-textured steering wheel, a customized center console featuring white needles, leatherette upholstery, shift paddles and pedals with metallic inserts. It offers 29.1 cubic feet of cargo area while rear seats are up and a cavernous 57.3 with flat-folding of all seats.

The SQ5 is offered with a 7-inch color touchscreen that allows users to operate the Audi MMI infotainment system. The software is offered alongside Audi’s Connect, an optional feature with in-vehicle internet connectivity and industry-initial Google Earth Integration featuring panoramic perception and high-resolving 3D satellite plus aerial imagery.

Standard and Non-compulsory Equipment

The Q5 is available with SD card’s slot, SiriusXM satellite radio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a ten-speaker stereo system, a 6.6” color touch screen, an iPod compatible audio and driver’s data center in addition to a trip computer, an auto-speed display and a phone/radio display. Standard equipment also includes the Xenon plus headlamps with LED auto-running lights as well as a power rear-door. 

Conversely, the optional list brings in a 14-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, a voice command system, HD radio technology, adjustable cruise control, CD player and a four-year trial subscription to the SiriusXM Satellite radio.  

Occupant Safety

Safety features in the Q5 include dual frontal, front side and complete-length sideway curtain air bags and traction/stability control systems alongside a tire-pressure control. Rear side air bags and the blind spot monitoring system come at an additional cost.

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Audi Q5
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Audi S7
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