The current generation of Audi’s compact crossover has been around since 2017 and after the recent facelift, we are pretty sure it will remain in production for several more years. We are also pretty sure that the next year’s model will continue in the same way, including the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid. This version has been introduced last year and we are pretty sure it will remain unchanged in years to come.
You may count on familiar design characteristics. This luxury SUV has so many good things to offer. It is comfortable and well-built, especially from the inside. The powertrain also offers pretty good driving dynamics, while handling is decent too.
When it comes to things we don’t like about this model, the biggest complaint goes to a below-average predicted reliability rating. Furthermore, the ride can be firm on bigger wheels.
Since there are no bigger changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid will arrive sometime late in the year.
2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid won’t be any different compared to the current model. Therefore, you may count on a layout that’s practically the same as in standard gasoline models. We are talking about a familiar MLB platform, as well as two familiar body styles in the offer, standard SUV and Sportback. Another thing worth mentioning is that the Q5 is available with adjustable air suspension, which significantly improves ride quality.
When it comes to styling, the last year’s refresh has brought a new styling. Of course, the focus was on the front end, which now follows the brand’s latest design language. Logically, we don’t believe that the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid could come with any particular update, though there is always room for minor updates like new color options and similar things.
The same thing goes for interior design. The 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid should continue in the same way. That definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the company from Ingolstadt is well known for making great interiors. This one is no exception and looks great in every aspect. The dashboard comes in a pretty conventional manner, but a long list of tech goodies makes it look very modern. More importantly, the materials and build quality are on a super high level.
When it comes to the interior space, the first row is very generous with space. Also, power adjustability is standard, so it’s super-easy to find a proper driving position. The second row is slightly tighter but still accommodates adults with ease. The cargo area offers around 25.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and a total of 54 cubic feet behind the front seats. That’s slightly below-average for the class.
It’s always possible to see a couple of additions on the list of standard equipment but most of the things should remain the same. Therefore, we count on a pretty similar list of standard features to the current model. This would mean things like push-button start, tri-zone climate control, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio, a 10-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless device charging. Additionally, there are options like keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital driver display (Audi’s Virtual Cockpit), a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, satellite radio, and navigation.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking. Additionally, you can get goodies like surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, traffic jam assist, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid Powertrain
This aspect will certainly remain untouched. The 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid will continue with a system based on a turbo-four engine, which gets help from a permanent-magnet electric motor and battery pack. The total output goes around 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to provide respectable performances. The power is sent via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Besides solid driving dynamics, you may also count on about 20 miles in the all-electric mode.
Besides the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid, the German manufacturer will also offer versions with a turbo-four engine, as well as the SQ5 version, which uses a 3.0-liter V6.
2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Audi Q5 Hybrid will hit the market sometime late in the year, with a starting price of around 52.000 dollars. Of course, key rivals will be models like BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, but we should also consider models like Volvo XC60, Lexus NX etc.