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Audi for the first time ever is introducing their first mass-production hybrid vehicle, the 2013 Audi Q5. Outside of an edition of a supercharged V6 engine and the hybrid plans the Audi crossover otherwise remains the same as the 2012 model year. It will come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine and an eight speed automatic transmission. The motor will have the ability to stop and restart quickly and effectively in traffic. With this new technology the Audi Q5 will be able to improve its fuel economy to 30 mpg combined. The Q5 will also have a 0-60 mph in 7 seconds flat and the 3.2-liter V6 version reaching 6.8 seconds. The hybrid version can reach 62 mph on power from its lithium batteries alone.
The features on the 2013 model are similar to previous models and include a hard-drive-based navigation and music server system, voice recognition, wireless hotspot feature, and the latest infotainment technology. There are also nineteen-inch alloy wheels that are standard, with the option of upgrading to 20-inch wheels. The Q5 will have the ability to tow up to 4,400-pounds and features 29.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
On the exterior, the headlights have been updated to resemble those on the recently refreshed A4 and feature xenon lights wrapped around the edges. Vertical chrome slats have been added to the Q5’s grille for a proper locomotive-like appearance. Overall the car feels more like a sporty SUV rather than a hybrid crossover.
“The 2013 Audi Q5 is perfect for any family looking for the benefits of an SUV with the fuel-efficiency of a hybrid” says Audi of Tucson’s General Manager Neb Yonas.
Pricing is yet to be announced but it is expected to be comparable to the regular Audi Q5 pricing from last year. For further information or for a test drive contact your local Audi dealer.