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Audi was sitting pretty at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show with its new Cross Cabriolet Quattro Concept. Being a convertible crossover, the Cross Cabriolet received high marks amongst automotive enthusiasts. Of course, those same enthusiasts were not exactly optimistic that they were going to see this concept ever make it to the production line. Naysayers, move aside. Nissan has recently unveiled the Murano Convertible, so why couldn’t we expect a Q5 Cabrio?

At the concept’s launch, Design Chief of Audi USA, Brit Steve Lewis said: "Such a vehicle has been talked about within the company for some time as no one has ever done a cabriolet SUV before. If there is sufficient demand for around 5,000 units a year it could go into limited production." Back then he claimed we would see the Cabriolet in 2010, but the economic downturn made sure that wasn’t possible. Now, new rumors suggest that the production Q5 Cabrio could arrive in 2013.

A production version will be a two door vehicle, with natural Quattro drive and a range of TDI and TFSI engines. It will also feature a canvas roof.



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  (320) posted on 01.5.2012

Hybrid vehicles are definitely not impressive for the fact that they were very unreliable for these days. Anyway, it’s a good thing that they are offering tons of stunning and awesome technologies.

  (409) posted on 12.9.2011

I can’t believe as well! Well, to be honest, I’m so surprised with this Q5 cabriolet! Moreover, I’m glad that they already use an impressive engine on it, which could truly give a nice speed for it.

  (594) posted on 11.30.2011

Well, it is really quite good on its looks, but I think I still prefer to have the hatchback version of this Q5 than with this cabriolet. However, what’s the engine specification of it?

  (194) posted on 09.14.2011

Very luxurious,definitely on of best choice on a leather upholstery in a variety of sophisticated colors will ensure that the Cabriolet Q5 is as elegant look to the interior as its façade.

  (313) posted on 09.7.2011

I can’t see anything wrong that this Q5 Cabriolet is now offered a convertible one. It is quite good looking car but I just wish that this version will really work.

  (595) posted on 08.31.2011

I can’t believe either! To be honest, I’m so surprised with this Q5 cabriolet, well I still can’t find the right words to express what I really feel the moment that I saw and read this news.

  (530) posted on 05.20.2011

Well, this is really one of the oddest ideas that I have seen from Audi in a while. OK, to be fair, the Q5 is actually quite good. I just can’t keep on scratching my head about a cabriolet version.

  (276) posted on 05.17.2011

Hehehe!, I never thought that they would actually plan a convertible version of the Q5. Actually looks good, but I am not really all that convinced about this one.

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