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A quick look at the Audi Q range

A quick look at the Audi Q range

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Here’s a quick guide explaining Audi’s vast range of ‘Q’ SUVs

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Audi has dramatically increased its presence in the SUV market in recent years, and it’s now considered one of the leading firms when it comes to producing these models. 

Audi introduced its first SUV – the Q7 – in 2006 and has since expanded that to seven dedicated ‘Q’ models, and that’s before any of the performance versions have been considered. 

Here’s a round-up of the current Audi ‘Q’ range.

Audi Q2

Introduced into the Audi range at the end of 2016, the Q2 is the German firm’s smallest SUV, though it’s more of a crossover. 

It was one of the first truly premium small crossovers and is one of the more stylish and tech-laden models in its class, as well as being the most affordable way of getting behind the wheel of a ‘Q’ model.

A sporty SQ2 was introduced to the range in 2018. 

No matter which Q2 you get behind the wheel of, you’re guaranteed fantastic fun!

Blue Audi Q2 SUV by beach from rear

Audi Q3

One of Audi’s most popular models is the mid-size Q3, which is a perfect family car thanks to its spacious yet premium interior. It was first introduced in 2012 and has gone on to become a sales hit for Audi. 

A second-generation version was introduced in 2018 with even more tech – LED headlights and Audi’s excellent digital Virtual Cockpit system are fitted as standard, for example.

There are several body styles available, such as two-hybrid options, the Q3 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback TFSI e and for those looking for a sportier model there are the Q3 Sportback and mighty RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback models.

With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to see why it’s one of Audi’s most popular SUVS.

Blue Audi Q3 SUV on road from side front

Audi Q4 e-tron

The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s third fully electric offering. Sitting nicely between the Q3 and Q5, the Q4 e-tron offers an electric range of 314 miles.

Using Volkswagen Group’s widely praised MEB, the Q4-etron combines technology with a high-quality interior. Offering a roomy interior, and a comfortable ride.

There’s also the option of the Q4 e-tron Sportback, the sleeker and sportier version.

Audi Q5

The Q5 was Audi’s second SUV to be introduced following the success of the Q7, with the BMW X3-rivalling model being introduced in 2009, and it has since been followed by a host of other premium SUVs of a similar size. 

It continues to be impressively spacious, along with offering comfort levels expected from much more expensive SUVs.

Sporty SQ5s have been available several times throughout the Q5’s lifespan, the latest SQ5 offers a 341 PS and a punchy 3.0 litre TDI diesel engine. There is also the choice of two plug-in hybrid options that deliver an electric range of around 37 miles.

Once again, with so many choices, it’s not hard to see why the Q5 is such an integral part of Audi’s Q range.

Silver Audi Q5 SUV on road from side

Audi Q7

The original Audi SUV continues to be one of the class-leading models in the premium SUV world. It’s the only Audi model to offer seven seats and is absolutely packed with technology. 

A more upmarket second-generation model was introduced in 2015, while a facelifted version of that car debuted at the end of 2019.

This latest car spawns new mild-hybrid powertrains that deliver 34 miles of electric driving when fully charged, while it’s been updated with a twin touchscreen infotainment system that’s been lifted from flagship models like the A8. You can also get it in powerful SQ7 form. 

Grey Audi Q7 SUV from side

Audi Q8

Sitting at the top of Audi’s Q line-up, the Q8 is as imposing as they come with its vast Singleframe grille giving impressive road presence. 

Introduced in 2018 it aims to compete against the growing number of ‘coupe’ SUVs – the Mercedes GLC Coupe and BMW X6, for example. It’s undoubtedly the tech and luxury showcase for the Audi line-up.

Since then it has already spawned an SQ8 model and an RS Q8 version, that boasts a 4.0 lire bi-turbo V8 engine, producing nearly 600 PS the RS Q8 can reach 0-62mph in only 3.8 seconds.

Orange Audi Q8 on road from side and front

e-tron

Last but not least is the Audi e-tron. It could be argued that this is one of Audi’s most important cars in recent years, as it was their first fully electric vehicle.

Offering a comfortable and refined driving experience and an electric range of 252 miles. The e-tron was Audi’s first EV and they continue to impress with the e-tron S which is the first production vehicle in the world to boast three electric motors.

Find out more about the Audi Q range.

Audi Q Range