One of the company’s most popular models is about to come with big changes for the next year, as the current generation is somewhere in the middle of its production cycle. Those are the latest reports about the 2021 Audi Q5 we are getting, while numerous spy shots that circulate on the network are just confirming the whole story. For this occasion, the German manufacturer prepares a lot of interesting novelties and as you may presume, styling changes will be in the focus. We are about to see a typical facelift, with lots of new details on both ends of the vehicle. Furthermore, many reports suggest novelties on the inside as well.
Another big novelty that is about to come is a new, Sportback version. For those who are unfamiliar with Audi’s naming policy, this is a couple like version, which comes with a sloping roof layout and adds a little bit of dynamics. Both variants are about to hit the market this fall, though exact details are yet to come.
2021 Audi Q5 Facelift
This mid-cycle refresh is about to bring a lot of interesting changes. We are talking about one of the most competitive segments of the automotive industry, so the number of changes will be bigger compared to what we usually see from the Ingolstadt’s carmaker. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the facelift. The new version will come with changes in various aspects, particularly at the front. Of course, the new face will be adapted to the brand’s new design language, which means sharp lines and a more aggressive look with a larger grille. A couple of changes may come to the rear end as well.
Besides the new front face, the German manufacturer will also introduce the new body style of the popular crossover. Of course, we are talking about the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, which will be a coupe version, with sloping roof design and a more aggressive overall stance. Besides different rear end, we don’t expect to see too many significant changes in terms of the styling, though there is always plenty of room for some exclusive details.
The current model already looks really impressive from the inside and features one of the most luxurious cabins in the class. Materials are fantastic, while everything looks really opulent. However, various reports suggest that this mid-cycle update is about to bring novelties on the inside as well. As you may presume, changes would come at the front, where we could see some tweaks on the center stack, as well as a new instrument cluster. Still, we presume that most of the things will remain largely the same.
When it comes to the rest of the cabin, things are about to remain the same. This means you may count on a couple of quite spacious rows of seats, which provide plenty of leg and headroom for adult passengers. On the other side, the cargo area doesn’t look that spectacular, as most rivals offer more space. With this one, you may count on about 25 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall cargo volume goes around 53 cubic feet.
Of course, we will also see a couple of interesting additions to the list of standard equipment, though we have to say that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. All models come standard with tech goodies like a 7-inch display, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, HD Radio, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, while the list of options is even more impressive.
2021 Audi Q5 Engine
This is probably the only aspect that shouldn’t come with more significant changes. We expect that the 2021 Audi Q5 will carry on with familiar engines under the hood. This means that base models will come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower and comes in pair with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which works great. The engine delivers pretty amazing driving dynamics, while the fuel economy is at a decent level as well. You may count on about 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Also, there is a recently-introduced PHEV version that comes with the same turbocharged engine but gets help from hybrid components. So, the max output goes up to pretty respectable 349 horsepower, which provides notably better acceleration and overall performances. Furthermore, you may count on higher mpg ratings, as well as on a quite decent 20 miles of the all-electric range.
2021 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Audi Q5 is about to arrive this fall. Bigger changes in terms of the price are not expected, so base models should go around 45.000 dollars. As you may presume, key rivals will remain the same and those would be models like BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC etc.