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Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021 review

Posted On: 8 Mar 2021   |   Posted By: Autocar

Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021 review

Quick and relaxed, and with an added dash of style over its SUV sibling
The Audi SQ5 Sportback heads a whole new model line-up from the German car maker, bringing with it the same mild-hybrid diesel drivetrain and other key mechanical components, including a specially tuned sport suspension, as that of the recently facelifted SQ5 SUV. Conceived to rival the likes of the BMW X4 M40d and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in a growing market segment for what Audi likes to describe as “performance related crossover utility vehicles”, the new Mexican-built model forgoes the upright rear end of the SQ5 SUV for an arguably more stylish arrangement designed to provide it with high-riding coupe like sales appeal with a design not at all dissimilar to the electric e-tron Sportback.Included among the stylistic makeover is a more heavily sloping roof and large liftback style tailgate - elements that clearly provide the new Audi with a more rakish appearance than the SQ5 SUV. They're not the only distinguishing features, though....

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