AUDI is to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant of the Q5 SUV as the German car maker continues its electrification programme.
The Q5 55 TFSI e will have a zero emission range running purely on its electric motor of up to 26 miles and officially its fuel return is rated at 113mpg.
That equates to a CO2 figure of 49g/km and puts the Audi on par with plug-ins from the likes of Volvo and Mercedes.
Performance figures are 0 to 60mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 148mph and overall the hybrid system develops 367ps.
With EV, hybrid and a hold mode available to conserve battery charge for use when required, Audi says the Q5 55 TFSI e is targeting commuters, fleet operators and company car drivers.
A full recharge of the battery system takes six hours from a domestic supply although it can be topped up in everyday use from roadside chargers.
The plug-in Q5 will be priced from around £55,000 and is due for release later in the year.
Audi says the Q5 hybrid will be the first of a range of plug-in models it is planning to introduce.