The Q5 e — continuously known as the Q5 55 TFSI e — is a five-seat midsize crossover that now boasts a 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery, allowing it to trip up to 23 miles on a single price. The Q5 e is assembled in Mexico and went on sale throughout the U.S. for the 2021 type year with a quite smaller battery and not more electric range than it now has. It in recent years features a mixed 362 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque between its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor. It starts at $58,595 along with shipping.
Di Si, who started the CEO job in September, discussed together with a identical plug-in hybrid for VW is usually a “absolute best imaginable transition” as the brand pivots transparent of inside of combustion engines and against an all-electric lineup — in particular throughout the temporary period of time.
“Until Electrify America doubles up [its U.S. charging network] in 2025, I think this is a absolute best imaginable transition. And we’ve now the technology,” Di Si discussed. “We’ve now the techniques, we’ve now the engineering, the staff. [The Q5 e] works well, it drives well. This is a great car. And I’ve heard from numerous customers during the last six months” expressing pastime in a VW brand plug-in hybrid.
One question remains: Which car is in all probability to get a plug-in hybrid variant? Di Si would now not say, nor would a spokesperson for the brand after the interview. Alternatively, given VW’s provide product sales — more than 90 percent of the brand’s first-quarter U.S. product sales had been crossovers — and its longer term product plan, the Tiguan or the Atlas would very best have compatibility the bill, with the Tiguan edging ahead in speculation best on account of its product cycle, which has it due for a redesign in 2025.