Audi updates the Q5 heading into 2021
The facelifted Audi Q5 SUV debuts today with a larger radiator grille and air intakes, redesigned headlights, and more.
The new bumpers add 19mm (0.75”) to the car length. Wheels come in sizes ranging between 17 and 21 inches. Brake lights consist of three sections containing six elements each, and customers can specify the design that they like more. There are two new paint options and the S Line package that swaps the chrome parts out for glossy black ones.
Inside, the Volkswagen MIB3 infotainment system is the main novelty, and the manufacturer claims it is 10 times more powerful than the old one. There is also a 12.3-inch digital dash and a 10.1-inch central display.
In its European version, the Q5 will initially only ship in a mild-hybrid diesel spec called 40 TDI. The diesel engine still churns out its usual 204 hp (152 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, but weighs 20 kg (44 lbs) less. As a result, the car needs 7.6 seconds to sprint 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) and saves 0.3 liters of fuel per every 100 kilometers covered.
Two more I4 diesels, a V6 diesel and several 2.0 TFSI versions will join the lineup later. The hot SQ5 will keep its V6 and 354 hp (264 kW).
Sales of the refreshed Audi Q5 lineup will start this fall with Edition One, which will come pre-equipped with an extended S-Line package (even more glossy black parts), 19-inch wheels, red calipers, sport seats and LED-based Audi emblem projectors in the doors. Available colors include white, black, green and blue.
Editor Andrew Raspopov