The higher-performance SQ5 sets itself apart from the base Q5 on the outside with aluminum accents and larger wheels.
The SQ5 comes standard with 20-inch wheels, but larger 21-inch wheels are available as an option.
A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine replaces the supercharged unit in the outgoing SQ5.
The new turbo engine produces 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Audi says the SQ5 can hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
Connected to the turbo engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
According to the EPA, the SQ5 returns 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
For the first time, the SQ5 is available with an adaptive air suspension system.
The Audi Virtual Cockpit is available as an option in the 2018 SQ5.
The SQ5 is available in Audi dealers now with a base price of $54,300.