The luxury carmakers are busy sprucing up their portfolios for 2019 and Audi is no exception. Like many of its rivals, Audi is also focusing on launching vehicles with electric and hybrid powertrains. The Q5 range is all set to get a hybrid variant for 2019. The model is named 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid or the e-tron Quattro and this will actually be the company’s third model with E tron moniker.
Slated for a late 2018 launch, the upcoming Q5 hybrid will lock horns with the model Lexus RX450h.
2019 Audi Q5 Hybrid what we know?
The spy shots of the upcoming 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid model are now available. The new hybrid is not much different looking than the regular variants in the Q5 lineup as it is. However, a few exterior styling cues will be there. This model will also get a unique grille. The octagonal grille is wider and features chromed vertical slats. The back lamp cluster is also a little different than in regular Q5 models.
Unfortunately, we dont have interior photos at this moment. But from some sources, the cabin will be very futuristic and techy same like in base model Q5. The material used in it will be high class. Also, we expect comfortable seats that are leathered and heated. It will also come with Virtual Cockpit based digital instrument display. Storage wise, the cargo space is going to be enough.
2019 Audi Q5 Hybrid Safety Features
The 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid is also expected to be laden with enough safety features and a number of modern amenities will be included. The car will be equipped with several external cameras and radars to collect images and data to alert the driver about road and traffic.
Of course, the vehicle will feature the latest edition of Audi’s infotainment setup. Support for GPS and Bluetooth will be there. It may also feature some form of autonomous driving tech. Some advanced features may also be optional.
2019 Audi Q5 Hybrid Powertrain Info
The USP of 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid is its engine. The vehicle will be offered with company’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which makes 188 HP. An electric motor adds another 108 HP and 221 lb-ft.
The setup also has a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The lithium ion battery powering the motor ensures the car can run only on electric power for a range of 31 miles. The Dynamic suspension from the predecessor will be retained. Audi will use some form of quick charging technology for the battery- much like the rivals in this segment.
2019 Audi Q5 Hybrid Price and Availability
The exact price of 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid is unknown. However, it is only natural the company will price it above the regular Q5 variant. It will hit the roads in late 2018 as per the updates. Like Volvo, Audi is thinking of adhering to a monthly subscription model.
Summing it up
The 2019 Audi Q5 hybrid styling and amenities will be top notch. Its hybrid powertrain is going to be among the best in the segment. While price is going to be steep but you get enough facilities and good overall performance.