2018 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet makes US debut in Detroit

Audi’s redesigned A5 Cabriolet was revealed in early November. It’s now made its first major auto show appearance, which took place on Monday during the 2017 Detroit auto show.

The car appeared in both regular and sporty S5 trim and is due to go on sale during 2017, arriving as a 2018 model. Joining it in showrooms will be the redesigned A5 coupe and A5 Sportback. Both cars will also offer sporty S5 trim.

There are no surprises here regarding the design of the latest A5 Cabrio. Like the predecessor model, the new one dons an automated soft-top roof, padded with extra insulation to ensure it blocks out traffic and wind noise. There is also a new one-touch opening function. Just a quick pull of the switch is all it takes to open the roof in 15 seconds or close it in 18 seconds—even while driving at speeds of up to 31 mph.