The speed at which the popularity of SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) has exploded in this country is staggering…and we reckon one of the best is the Audi Q5, especially the very stylish Q5 Sportback. 

The really good news is that it is now available via Wagonex with hybrid power. 

The Audi Q5 Sportback is one of the UK’s favourite premium SUVs. It oozes quality and style. Build quality is stunning.  It’s comfortable and is a thoroughly entertaining driving experience. It has a purposeful stance. The pronounced wheel arches look great.  

The Q5 is well equipped, but the Wagonex model is the fully loaded TFSi-e model in Competition trim which comes with sat-nav, Xenon headlights, LED running lights, Nappa leather seats (the front ones are fully electric, heated and with a massage function), climate control, Bluetooth, DAB radio, multi-function steering wheel, parking sensors, powered tailgate, sports suspension, a brilliant audio system and class-leading safety kit. It really stands out thanks to the side skirts, deep front and rear bumpers, and darkened privacy glass. In a nutshell, this Q5 Sportback looks fabulous.

In terms of the oily bits, under the bonnet, you’ll find a 2.0 litre petrol engine. Add in the oomph from the battery-driven electric motor and you’ll have a power output of 367bhp. You can drive for up to 26 miles on electric power alone which means, if you use the hybrid technology to its full extent, you could reach a staggering 166mpg. Okay, in the real world you’re almost certain to need the petrol engine at some point, but either way, you can expect terrific fuel economy. If you intend on using the Q5 Sportback for a Monday - Friday 20 mile round journey commute, you might not use a drop of petrol. 

A full charge of the battery at home using a 3-pin plug takes around seven hours. 

Out on the road you have pace with grace and you have the reassurance of all-wheel Quattro transmission via a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The ride is uncannily smooth. It’s extremely quiet too, In fact, you hardly notice when the petrol engine bursts into life. It’s seamless. 

The interior is roomy and there’s plenty of baggage space for a fortnight holiday. 

SUVs come no better and more stylish than the Audi Q5 Sportback. 

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