2021 Audi Q5 Set To Receive A Minor Facelift And New Technology

Audi unveiled the facelifted Q7 last month and now the company is turning its attention to smaller Q5.

Spotted for the first time earlier today, the updated crossover has a new front fascia with a revised grille that is hidden beneath plastic camouflage. The crossover has also been equipped with restyled headlights and a modified bumper that features new air intakes.

Styling changes are less noticeable out back, but the Q5 has updated taillights with horizontal graphics. The rear bumper is also new, but the changes are barely noticeable.

Spy photographers couldn’t get close enough to snap interior pictures, but the cabin is expected to follow in the footsteps of the facelifted A4. As a result, the crossover could be outfitted with a new infotainment system that features simplified menus and a 10.1-inch display. We can also expect natural-language voice control technology and an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but the current Q5 offers an assortment of diesels including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 161 hp (120 kW / 163 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque as well as 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. There are also two 3.0-liter V6s producing 228 hp (170 kW / 231 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque as well as 282 hp (210 kW / 286 PS) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque.

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On the petrol side, there’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 242 hp (180 kW / 245 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The company also offers a plug-in hybrid as well as two high-performance variants. The SQ5 TDI has a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 342 hp (255 kW / 347 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, while the standard SQ5 has a 3.0-liter TSFI V6 developing 349 hp (260 kW / 354 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

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  • david

    It would be great if Audi would upgrade it’s MMI. As in all vehicles voice control is limited and often does not work. MMI does not work well with Android phones. Audi stated that this is because most Audi owners have I phones. This is not true. I use Android Auto. Every word is understood and it also is a Google Assistant.
    Sad for a $60k vehicle

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