There’s a very good chance you've seen the previous Audi SQ5 out on the road. For starters, it's an SUV – which, if you haven't noticed, are quite popular – but buyers also love it for its spacious, high quality interior, sporty looks and incredibly punchy diesel engine.
And with a new Audi Q5 now on the scene, it was only a matter of time before a new range-topping SQ5 was introduced. However, there's a fundamental difference this time around – it's fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. This new engine means the SQ5 is actually slightly slower than before, sprinting from 0-62mph in 5.4sec (compared with 5.1sec) but will top out at the same limited 155mph. And, with petrol rather than diesel power comes reduced fuel economy and increased CO2 emissions.
With that in mind, does this new model make as much sense? Read on to see how it drives, what it’s like inside, how its numbers stack up and whether it beats rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 and Porsche Macan.