The New 2018 Audi Q5 Luxury SUV Arrives in Austin, Delighting Drivers and Families Alike

You know not to fix what's not broken, and that's been the stance of Audi when it comes to the second-generation Q5, an SUV last redesigned back in 2009. Even maintaining its popularity as competitor SUVs go through several redesign cycles in an attempt to be the latest and newest things, the Q5 remained one of the top luxury models available, and for good reason. Its timeless design always looked the part of a luxury vehicle, and the precision that Audi uses as it engineers the design, build and performance specs is readily apparent in every edition.

But times do eventually change, and this luxury brand knows better than any how to adapt to what drivers demand. That's why the arrival of the redesigned new 2018 Audi Q5 is so exciting for us here in Austin, and we're sure drivers and families are equally intrigued. This new version of the highly popular SUV is bound to blend the familiar traditions that drivers have loved for years, with new technologies and improved performance that will take you further down the road.

2017 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Audi Q5: What's New and Different?

  • More interior space
  • New platform
  • More horsepower and torque with its new engine
  • The Quattro AWD system is more intuitive and more efficient now.
  • Better technology available throughout the trim levels

The Audi Q5 is Still the Same Level of Excellence With All-New Styling and a Different Platform

Audi is uniting its most recent model lineup with the MLB 2 platform, and the new 2018 Q5 joins that trend. That makes this luxury SUV lighter and stiffer, leading to responsive driving dynamics and a thoroughly enjoyable ride. The ground clearance, listed at 8.2 inches, is the perfect balance of riding height and a sportier setup of a lower-riding SUV. Coupe-like styling includes slick, sloping roof angles and the traditional front grille with the iconic Audi four-ring logo adorns the front. New LED headlights and daytime running lights complete the look, while a hands-free power liftgate is the perfect example of how smart Audi technology works seamlessly with the design.

The Audi Q5 Adds More Space and Comfort Inside

As Audi is bound to do, it seemingly creates space out of nowhere. The new 2018 Q5 isn't noticeably larger or more cumbersome to drive than previous editions, yet its cabin is far more spacious and offers a level of adjustability and comfort found in few other SUVs. The 40/20/40 split-folding rear seatback means you can quickly adjust your cabin to fit more cargo if you need it, and it snaps back in place when squeezing more passengers inside. The maximum 60.4 cubic feet of cargo storage space with the rear seat folded down is a considerable advantage in the new Q5 and you'll really appreciate how easy it is to rearrange the setup based on your specific needs. Intelligent design and engineering leads to a quieter cabin, and the standard grain leather upholstery delivers the sense of luxury you're looking for. At higher trims, you'll round out your cabin with advanced audio equipment, upgraded upholstery and temperature-controlled seats, among other high-quality amenities.

Updated Technology Brings the Q5 to the Modern World

Technology is tricky business, especially when it comes to the infotainment systems found in cars. Undoubtedly, the latest and newest tech will be quickly replaced by something even newer and better. But with the new Q5, you'll get the likes of a Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch display screen, MMI touch controls, smartphone integration and more. The Virtual Cockpit gives you smartly placed display screens and gauges so that you're never taking your eyes off the road for too long as you operate features like Google Earth map and other infotainment functions.

2018 Audi Q5: Available Soon at Audi South Austin

Learn more by visiting our Austin, TX Audi dealer serving San Marcos, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Westlake today. You can contact us by phone or email, or you can simply show up at Audi South Austin at your convenience when you want to learn more about the stunning new 2018 Q5.

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