source: Audi of America
HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback has been named winner of the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy in the luxury category, while the 2018 Audi Q5 takes the top honor among luxury SUVs and crossovers, in addition to receiving the 2018 Kelly Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award in the luxury category.
The annual Best Buy Awards from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, recognize the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market. The third annual Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Awards honor models with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active driver assistance features at a great value to car buyers.
KBB.com editors praised the A5 Sportback for its sleek styling, overall utility and slightly roomier feel on the interior. On the Q5, editors noted the refined driving experience, tech-friendly cabin and the refined exterior design.
“Audi is committed to producing vehicles that offer industry-leading technologies, refined design and efficient, yet powerful performance, and that provide an overall excellent value to our customers.” said Scott Keogh, president, Audi of America. “Having both the A5 Sportback and Q5 be recognized with a Best Buy Award is a further testament to that commitment.”
Audi A5 Sportback
The all-new 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, with a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine and an all-new seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, offers distinctive styling with excellent versatility and standard seating for five. With double the cargo capacity over the coupe and generous interior space, the A5 Sportback, featuring 35 cubic feet of storage with the seats folded, is a functional and sporty choice for customers. A three-dimensional aluminum decorative inlay trim surrounds the climate control integration, spanning from the door panels across the dashboard adding breadth and lightness. The available Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound offers an acoustic highlight in the interior, and the standard panoramic sunroof further illuminates the cabin.
With the sporty performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV, the all-new 2018 Q5 sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. Featuring exceptional driving dynamics, elevated design and improved interior space, the best gets better for the brand’s best-selling model. Featuring a redeveloped, all-new powertrain, the Q5 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. The exterior has been redesigned to feature enhanced lines including a flat, coupe-like roof line coupled with a strong, wave-design shoulder line and pronounced wheel arches which emphasize the standard quattro® all-wheel drive.
Both the A5 Sportback and Q5 offer the latest in Audi technologies, including the available Audi virtual cockpit, MMI® touch® with handwriting-recognition and newly available in-car Audi connect® infotainment and security features, supported by 4G LTE connectivity (where available). A full suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including standard Audi pre sense® basic and city, and available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist, help drivers navigate the road with confidence.
Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has a dedicated 10-person editorial staff who collectively drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the road each year. The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data.
For more information on the 2018 A5 Sportback and Q5, please visit www.audiusa.com.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Audi connect should only be used when it is safe and appropriate. Audi connect services and features are optional, provided with the support of authorized affiliated and third party service providers, and may require additional subscriptions with separate terms and conditions. Available on select models. Certain services collect location information, see Terms of Service for information about how to disable and for other details. Google Earth features will not be available after December 2020 for Model Year 2018 & prior vehicles. Google Earth is a trademark of Google Inc.
Connect services are subject to technologies remaining commercially available, such services are not guaranteed, and may not be available after 2021 for equipped MY17-20 vehicles.
4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas.
Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
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