With the recent SUV crazed car buying consumers, it was only logical for automakers to have a larger catalogue of the crossovers they offered. Another company that has taken to this trend is Audi, who have a very large catalogue of SUVs all badged with a Q. One of its most recent entrant to this line is the Audi Q5, which is meant to compete with the likes of the Evoque and the Macan. Aging rather gracefully, the Q5 is expected to receive another facelift around the end of this year.
Unveiled in the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept went on to have the underpinnings of the first and current generation of the Q5. This gave way to the production version of the Q5, which was launched at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show, and later in the 2008 LA Auto Show. Continuing to 2012, the Q5 received a facelift, which gave it a redesigned rear and front, with a new set of engines for improved power and efficiency. After the facelift, Audi debuted the S-version of the Q5 later in 2013, and it was known as the SQ5.