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Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid (2020)

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Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.




Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack pacakge offers plus all componants needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.



Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid (2020)

INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Tow Installation Instructions (Stealth Harness)

Rack Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stealth’s fully welded Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid hitch is custom-built to be strong and durable. Our Lifetime Guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards and provides you with a lifetime of adventure. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle towing capacity for the Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid with a tow package.

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 8,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 5,300 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 750 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 500 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.



  

Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.

 



  

    What's included in each package?

    Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Audi Q5 Conversion Package.

    The Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

    The Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch.  When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carry a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

    Stealth Wiring Harness

    Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

     

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    01/03/2020

    Very well made and thought out design.

    The instructions were pretty much spot on. There could be improvements in them however. Such as mentioning the best technique for removing the foam spare tire insert. In order to get it out you must remove from the right side first. If you try from the left, you will struggle in vain. And be more clear of which lower fascia to remove. There are technically two. The one below the bumper and the one at wheel well height. Besides that, everything went smoothly.

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    Anonymous
    United States United States
    09/27/2019

    Awesome. Preserves my look

    Awesome. Easy installation.

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    Anonymous
    United States United States
    08/26/2019

    Love it!

    I put the stealth Hitch on my 2019 Audi SQ5 & you can’t tell it’s even on. Highly recommended!!!

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    Kevin W.
    United States United States
    08/16/2019

    Serious build quality, a few install hiccups

    I installed the hitch myself on a 2015 Audi Q5. I had most of the tools but realized I needed a 10mm hollow nut driver after I started and this turned out to be most annoying to find. I could only find this locally in a set, and the first one I got wasn't deep enough to work so I had to go buy another one. Long story. The other annoying tool-related issue is related to the torque specs - a range of 10lb-90lbs were needed for different bolts and not many torque wrenches have that range. Luckily a handy friend had two different wrenches that worked. Anyhow, for the install, the instructions and photos were ok but left a bit to be desired in a couple key phases. Several of the bolts and screws were a real pain to get to. My biggest complaint was around instructions for removing the actual bumper cover, which only said "carefully pull the fascia away from vehicle." I wish the instructions had given more specifics about which direction to start to pull from and more specific indication of where tabs and clips were. I tried to be careful but ended up tearing a couple of the tabs close to the driver wheel arch, and all but broke the two pop clips near the top of the cover that sit behind the tail lights. I still don't know the right way to have popped those out. Since I felt like I was breaking the car this part was very stressful and made me regret attempting the install even though I'm competent with the tools. All that said I am very happy with the result.

    JP
    Jeremy P.
    United States United States
    ALEC Z. verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2018 - Present)
    05/13/2019

    2018 Audi Q5 Stealth Hitch Install

    Quick and easy install! Installing the stealth hitch on my Q5 took me exactly 2hrs (I timed it). I don't consider myself to be savvy auto mechanic, but the work instructions that came with the hitch were very detailed and easy to follow. Highly recommend trying to perform the install yourself if you have the tools for it as it saved me a few hundred dollars that I would have been quoted from an authorized installer!

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    ALEC Z.
    United States