The all-new Q5 is going to debut pretty soon. The next-gen luxury crossover is being tested, and prototypes were caught a few times. The latest spy photos show a beefed-up edition, and experts believe it is the SQ5, the crown jewel of the 2025 Audi Q5 lineup. Interesting—we haven’t seen the Sportback model yet.
While the exterior is heavily covered, we could see the interior of the new 2025 Audi Q5. The cabin is updated. A large infotainment screen is at the center. We love to see old-school knobs and buttons instead of a completely digital cockpit. The size of the crossover is similar to the current generation. According to information from Germany, the Q5 is debuting early next year, and sales start next summer.
While test mules are indicating changes on the body, you can’t see what is under the bonnet. A hybrid engine is already available. A 2.0-liter engine probably remains the main source of power. A V6 is there for the SQ5. The next-gen model could offer even more power.
Spy photos are not showing enough. Well, that is the point. Sources from Germany don’t have details yet. Anyway, the prototypes show a few things. First, the vehicle is going to be all-new. The heavily covered body must be testing updated parts, such as the grille, bumpers, and headlights. Also, the dimensions seem to be similar, and the spy crossover might be a bit bigger than its predecessor.
SQ5 Was Spied Too
The ultimate model in the lineup is the 2025 Audi SQ5, and the company is testing this version too. Again, prototypes are well covered, and we will have to wait for details. The performance crossover is going to be better than before, with a more aggressive look and a more powerful engine configuration. A V6 stays under the hood, for sure. A 3.0-liter gasoline drivetrain is reserved for the US version, while European buyers are going to get a diesel plant. The current model delivers 350 hp and 370 lb-ft, while the oil burner delivers 340 hp and 515 pound-feet of torque.
What’s Happening With the 2025 Audi Q5 Sportback?
The SQ5 is a high-performance model where engine upgrades are key. Yes, there are also body parts that make the crossover look more aggressive, but the 2025 Audi Q5 Sportback is going to offer a coupe body, which some fans find way better. Nevertheless, this version hasn’t been spied on yet. The Sportback is coming out a few months after the regular version. This is the rival for the BMW X4.
2025 Audi Q5 Specs, Hybrid and PHEV
A 2.0-liter engine is staying under the hood of the all-new version of the luxury crossover. The base configuration is turbocharged and sends power to the famous Quattro AWD system. The entry-level version can do 252 hp. Not a bad start for a luxury compact crossover. Even for European diesel setups, a 2.0-liter displacement is the first engine you find.
A hybrid configuration is also available with the same gasoline unit. The new 2025 Audi Q5 is going to be more efficient, especially when it comes to gas mileage. Even a diesel engine offers a hybrid setup. A plug-in hybrid is something more potent. This setup could do 367 hp and 369 lb-ft, and the batteries supported an electric range of 23 miles. Expect at least 30 for the new Q5 PHEV.
The 2025 Audi SQ5 uses a six-cylinder engine. Again, in Europe, oil burners are the power source. The US model can do 350 hp and 370 lb-ft. Diesel is at the same power level but produces a lot more torque. The SQ5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The European crossover does it in 5.0 seconds. The new crossover will probably be faster.
2025 Audi Q5 Interior
You can find a few spy photos of the new 2025 Audi Q5 interior. We can see an updated dashboard with a new display at the central console. Surprisingly, not everything is digital. Audi kept buttons for some controls. Between a big touchscreen and the central air vents is a Quadro sign. Also, the driver’s display is updated, and the steering wheel has a few command buttons. Of course, Audi won’t show you everything. Multimedia and safety packages will be unveiled at the premiere. The Q5 might keep the current lineup of Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige, with an optional S package.
2025 Audi Q5 Release Date
After the redesign, the 2025 Audi Q5 is going to be more expensive than its predecessor. A hybrid model as well, especially with improved specs. Still, the precise pricing is going to be unveiled at debut. Since the all-new Q5 has been spotted so many times, the company plans an early premiere, although it is a 2025 YM. The unveiling is planned for summer and sales can start immediately. In the US, the base price is going to be around $45,000.