The 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid is based on the mid-size luxury Q5 crossover utilizing a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a single electric motor for a total system output of 367 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration will take 5.3 seconds from 0-62 mph and top speed will be 148 mph, which is just slower than the performance-oriented SQ5 crossover. Audi says that the Q5 Hybrid will be able to travel about 26 miles on electric power only.
The Q5 Hybrid will come with three driving modes. When the car is started, it defaults to EV mode, which keeps the gas engine off until the accelerator pedal is pressed past a certain point. Hybrid mode activates when route guidance is activated or when the driver manually activates it. Battery Hold Mode charges the battery packs at a constant rate throughout the drive.
The Q5 Hybrid competes with other high-end electric and hybrid crossovers like the Tesla Model X. We don’t yet know pricing or a release date for the Q5 Hybrid in the United States, but expect a price tag in the region of $65,000.