The S in SUV.

The new Audi SQ5 once again represents an irresistible combination of performance, design, and appointment. Its unashamedly sporty styling is backed up by a potent yet highly efficient drivetrain that never fails to excite, while the leading-edge technology and high levels of equipment that have always been a major feature, reach all new heights in this new model.

Power, confidently transferred to the road

Powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine with electric compressor, the Audi SQ5 accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Mated to a lightning fast eight-speed tiptronic transmission, drive goes down to the road through all four wheels thanks to quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The self-locking centre differential distributes power variably between the front and rear axles in a standard 40:60 split front to rear. Up to 70 percent of the power can be directed to the front, or up to 85 percent to the rear for optimum traction to best suit the conditions and the driving style.

Performance brought to life

The design of the Audi SQ5 perfectly reflects the vehicle’s sporty dynamics and confident performance. With its S sport suspension with active damper control, the SQ5 sits 30mm lower than a standard Audi Q5 and delivers the perfect ride to best suit the conditions and driving style, be that comfort or pure dynamism.

The new face of the SQ5 is sharper than before, its distinctive new bumper treatment with large, aggressive air lets framed with aluminium adding to the visual presence as well as serving a practical role. On the rear, a newly designed diffuser with chrome trim likewise adds both a visual touch while serving a practical purpose, as does the pronounced roof spoiler.

Functional and striking

For the first time in a Q model, Audi is introducing OLED lighting technology, heralded for its versatility, efficiency and superior visibility. Available as optional equipment, the active lighting technology groups the OLEDs into small, individually controllable segments with a three-dimensional layout producing an impressive light arrangement. In addition, depending on the driving mode, the character of the tail light signature changes automatically when in use.

The OLED rear-light cluster is also equipped with proximity detection, so that if a road user approaches a stationary SQ5 from the rear to within less than two metres, all the OLED segments light up in warning.

Stunning design and execution

Despite being a true performance vehicle, the large interior of the Audi SQ5 TDI provides generous accommodation for five passengers and their luggage, all cosseted in beautifully finished, luxury surrounds. From the illuminated door sill trim bearing the coveted S logo that greets you on entering, to the myriad personalisation options afforded by the colour ambient lighting, the SQ5’s interior design and finish is taken to new heights.

Comfort is paramount in the SQ5 TDI and to that end, sport seats in fine Nappa leather with the distinctive diamond stitching and an optional pneumatic massage function ensure every trip, regardless of length, is memorable for the right reasons. Even the electrically adjustable steering column moves automatically as if in ‘greeting’ to allow the driver easier entry to the vehicle – just another clever touch that sets the SQ5 apart.

Upgrade your everyday

Clever technology abounds and has been seamlessly integrated into the Audi SQ5 TDI to enhance both comfort and day-to-day convenience. The rear seat bench plus for example can be moved forward or back, and the seat angle adjusted for greater passenger comfort. Or, the rear luggage compartment can be opened with a simple foot gesture to allow access while saving you having to put down items you are carrying. In addition, the optional adaptive air suspension allows you to lower the height of the actual vehicle to make loading large, heavy objects more convenient.