In just a short amount of time, the new Audi Q5 will arrive in Asheville, North Carolina. The 2018 model year will be here soon. You can get ready by learning all there is to know about this upcoming SUV.

The 2018 Q5 is based on the 2017 model that you know and love. However, it will feature several updates to get you excited.

What You’ll Find on the New Audi Q5 for 2018

The 2018 Audi Q5 combines edge-of-the-seat performance with innovative technology in a redesigned SUV.

Updated Design

The front end of the Audi Q5 will catch your attention with its Singleframe grille® and the 3-D LED headlights. The Tornado line encircling the body panels is prominent, and tells you a lot about this car’s character. It’s not just a crossover – it’s an Audi, and it comes with all the performance ability you expect. More on that below.

Meanwhile, the power tailgate makes life easier. Raise and lower the rear liftgate with the push of a button. It’s a simple improvement that raises your quality of life as a Q5 owner.


The new Audi Q5 will run on a turbocharged engine, giving you 252 horsepower without sacrificing fuel economy. This engine also has 273 lb.-ft. for torque and the ability to take you from 0 up to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.

As expected, the 2018 Q5 also uses the famous Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system. It’s also built using ultra® lightweight technology that optimizes efficiency and performance with a more rigid, high strength body structure. Every part of the new Q5 is tuned to drive like an Audi should, no matter how much room you have in the back.

Cargo Capacity

Thanks to new design for the 2018 Q5, this SUV will have even more cargo space, an increase of 3 cu. ft. with the seats folded down over the previous model. You’ll have more than enough space to carry all the luggage or passengers you need, and you can adjust your space at will thanks to 40/20/40 split folding rear seats.

Enhanced Features

Everywhere you look, you will notice some new features on the Q5, including a panoramic sunroof that lets everyone enjoy the sunlight or fresh air. There are also more advanced driver-assistance features designed to give you peace of mind. These include rear cross traffic assist and Audi pre sense® city, which can warn you of an upcoming collision and start emergency braking.

The Q5 also gets Audi’s innovative virtual cockpit with its 12.3’’ LCD instrument cluster that you can customize to your current driving needs. Focus on navigation, performance, or multimedia with seamless transition between each. You’ll also enjoy the optional MMI® touch system with handwriting recognition. This lets you write in your destination while looking up directions, and it’s compatible with a number of other apps.

Where to Learn the Latest About the 2018 Q5

Even though the new Audi Q5 for the 2018 model year isn’t here quite yet, the team at Audi Asheville can help keep you up to date on its availability. Talk to our team or visit our dealership to get the latest information on this upcoming model or even sign up to receive updates.

When it comes time to buy your new Q5, our finance department will make it easy to get an auto loan. You can even take the current Q5 for a test drive to get a better idea of what to expect from the 2018 model year.