The Audi Q5 Sportback is the third of its kind. The German car manufacturer already offers a slightly smaller and simpler model, the Q3 Sportback, and the electric version: the Audi e-tron Sportback. Audi calls these coupe SUVs “crossover utility vehicles”.
The new Audi Q5 Sportback plug-in hybrid competes with the BMW X4, BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne Coupé, Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE Coupé. It is the Mercedes GLC and BMW X4 that are most obvious to compare with the brand new Audi Q5 Sportback when the size is considered.
Exactly how the driveline will be, it has not yet been made public, but there is every reason to assume that the rechargeable version of the Audi Q5 Sportback will have engines similar to those in a regular Audi Q5. It is likely that the engine will be up to 367 horsepower from a 2.0-litre TFSI engine with an electric motor of 143 horsepower. A slightly less powerful version of the rechargeable hybrid, with the same driveline, is expected to have around 300 horsepower.
The new Audi Q5 Sportback plug-in hybrid version cost around 64,000 euro with 299 horsepower and quattro four-wheel drive. The starting price for the version with 367 horsepower was around 97,000 euro, but what the new and facelifted versions will cost has not yet been decided.
However, it is natural to assume that the Sportback version will be a little more expensive. When comparing an Audi e-tron with an e-tron Sportback, the price difference between the SUV version and the Sportback model is 2,100 euro.