The new Audi Q5 range will receive its first hybrid variant, the Q5 e-tron, next year.
This is set to be the first Audi to adopt a next-generation powertrain that will provide up to a third more range than the outgoing system, which provided the A3 e-tron and Q7 e-tron with 31 miles of electric-only range.
According to Audi powertrain director Siegfried Pint, the next generation of PHEVs will get 20-30% more zero-emission range, equating to up to 42 miles. He confirmed that an A6 e-tron would follow, and a Q3 e-tron is also expected.
Audi recently confirmed that it will launch 10 plug-in hybrids and 10 electric cars by 2025.
The Q5 e-tron, which has been spotted testing in the US, will be powered by Audi’s EA888 turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 188bhp and 236lb ft. An electric motor mounted to the seven-speed automatic gearbox will inject a further 108bhp and 221lb ft.