The new plug-in hybrid version of the Audi Q5 SUV will go on sale in the UK in early June, at a price of around £55,000.

Audi says the model, which will be labeled Q5 55 TFSI and Quattro, has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine coupled to an electric motor powered by a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery. Working together, the two units can deliver 362bhp, with a maximum speed of 148mph and a 0-62mph time of 5.3 seconds.

The Q5 will be able to cover 26 miles on electric power only, with a maximum speed of 84 mph. Audi cites a combined fuel economy of 113 mpg.

The Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro will be on sale in the UK for around £55,000. Although orders can be placed in early June, deliveries are scheduled for the last quarter of the year.

The model is supplied as standard with a compact charging system with cables for domestic and industrial plugs. Audi says that through a 220V domestic socket, the Q5 can be fully vacuum charged in about six hours.

Audi has previously used the E-tron brand for plug-in hybrid variants, but with that nomenclature now reserved for electric cars, has opted for the label TFSI e, simpler.

The Q5 TFSI was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, along with hybrid versions of the A6, A7 and A8 models.

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