It's a lot more expensive than the regular Q5.
Last year, Audi lifted the wraps off the new Q5 plug-in hybrid. In Europe, the electrified SUV is known as the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro but pricing and availability weren't confirmed for the US. Audi hasn't officially announced these details yet, but CarsDirect has obtained order guides for the Audi Q5 Hybrid, confirming it will start at $53,895 including the $995 destination charge. That makes it a whopping $9,600 more than the regular Q5, which starts at $44,295 including destination. This means the price will also match the 2020 Audi SQ5 performance SUV.
The 2020 Audi Q5 55 TSI e Premium with quattro S tronic, as it's officially called, will be Audi's first plug-in hybrid SUV sold in the US. As the clunky name implies, it will only be available with a quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Fuel economy and range estimates haven't been confirmed by the EPA yet, but Audi says it will have an electric driving range of 25.9 miles based on the European WLTP test cycle. Thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a 14.1 kWh battery, the Q5 plug-in produces a combined output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, which is a significant upgrade over the standard 248-hp Q5 and is even more powerful than the 354-hp SQ5. With this potent setup, the Q5 plug-in hybrid will accelerate from 0-62 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 149 mph.
The 2020 Audi Q5 plug-in also rides on 19-inch wheels and includes luxuries such as heated seats, xenon lights, leather upholstery, a power tailgate, automatic emergency braking, and Audi's Virtual Cockpit.
Opting for the Premium Plus pack adds LED lights, a panoramic roof, blind-spot monitor, and more, while the Prestige includes acoustic glass, Bang & Olufsen audio, and a head-up display.
The Q5 is currently Audi's best-selling model, so the new plug-in hybrid version should be a popular addition to Audi's electrified lineup. It will face stiff competition from some of its cheaper rivals, however, including the upcoming 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid, which will be over $4,000 cheaper.