If Flexible Luxury, Safety, and Intelligence Is Your Cup of Tea, Get Ready For the 2018 Audi Q5


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Since Audi first launched it in 2009, the impressive Q5 has gone on to become something of a breadwinner for the brand. But we don’t mention its global sales success to trumpet the prestige it has on offer, but as a sign of the broad spectrum of needs this utility can accommodate! This year also marks the arrival of its’ second generation, the 2018 Q5, and it’s already won hearts, minds, and awards.

But while long-time fans of this handsome crossover will recognize its shape, Audi has reworked the details, and lightened its weight over the previous model. Nuances include more sophisticated LED daytime running lights, a bolder character line from stem to stern, and an increase in ride height to 8.2 inches, making this good-looking utility adept at tackling deep snow.

The 2018 Q5 also debuts a variety of the latest tech innovations. But on the one hand, 4G LTE WiFi through Audi Connect and Virtual Cockpit are becoming more prevalent across the brand’s models, as are the pre sense city and basic safety packages the Q5 offers as basic equipment. The news lies under the skin, where a new iteration of Audi’s legendary all-wheel drive system holds court. Called quattro with ultra, it selectively engages and disengages the rear wheels depending on whether the car has a greater need for traction or efficiency.

Now that awards season has kicked off, these features and tech are earning the Q5 more than new customers. It’s winning awards. For example, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2018 Q5 a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its standard assortment of collision avoidance, mitigation, and preparation systems. Kelley Blue Book has also chimed in, acclaiming this compact utility with the “Best Buy” title for the luxury SUV category, not to mention “Best Auto Tech.”

Between safety and performance innovations, and an interior that cuts no corners when it comes to luxury and flexibility, we think the 2018 Q5 will make a stunning entry on your short list. If you have any questions about this model, or other new cars, trucks, and SUVs available at our Hardeeville, SC showroom, contact us at your convenience.

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