the much celebrated Detroit Motor Show aka NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) is due in two days and depending how much you love crossovers, you might be as excited as us over the new 2014 Audi SQ5, which will make its public appearance then. the new SQ5 is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 Supercharged (in 90-degree V, if anyone cares to know) gasoline unit that makes a good 354 horsepower (264 kW) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque and if you ask me, those are impressive figures as far as crossover goes. along with an eight-speed tiptronic, fast-shifting automatic gearbox, the SQ5 is capable of rocketing from naught to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and sending it on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). despite its ferocious performance, the SQ5 managed an average consumption of 8.5 liters per 100 km (21 US mpg). some of the highlights include the mandatory Quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, sports suspension setup with a lower ride height, huge 20-inch wheels with options for even larger 21-inch, SQ5-badged front brake calipers, electromechanical steering for that extra precise road feel, roof spoiler, aluminum-look side mirrors Xenon plus headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a stainless-steel loading-sill protector, and a sporty black interior that includes standard power-adjustable sport seats in Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara, brushed aluminum inlays, aluminum-look finish pedals and shift paddles, and an instrument cluster featuring white numerals backed by gray dials. arriving to showroom in Stateside Q3 of 2013, though no words on when the rest of the countries, including Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore – just to name a few, that this car is specifically designed for will be seeing it at their shores.