Preview - 27th November 2019
Having been in possession of the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe plug-in hybrid for less than a week, it would be a little premature to issue any sort of judgement.
Instead, I’ll just mention the tax position. The petrol-electric hybrid Q5 emits 49g/km of CO2 so sits in the 16% Benefit-in-Kind company car tax band. For reference, a similarly trimmed Q5 40 TDI sits in the 37% BIK band. Ouch.
What’s more, from April next year the plug-in hybrid drops to the 14% band.
For a 40% taxpayer, this means a bill of £9,652 for the Q5 55 TFSIe, while the diesel (which is also slower) would receive a tax bill of £19,008 over three years.
The only question remaining, is how will the fuel costs compare?