Audi’s mid-size SUV has been around for some time. The latest iteration has just undergone a mid-life revision. Earlier today we were presented with a facelifted Audi Q5. Audi’s press material says the SUV has been extensively updated inside and out.
Larger bumpers increase the overall length by 19 mm to 4 800 mm. The new front bumper has an octagonal singleframe treatment and is shallower than before, giving the car a more smiley appearance. The air intakes that flank the grille are encased in trapezoidal insets. In S line the grille within the singleframe also has a honeycomb design. The LED headlamps replace the Xenon units, while in S line versions have matrix LED headlamps. New look sill inserts give the facelifted Audi Q5 a revised profile. A new chrome trim element is now found between the taillamps. A new diffuser insert is the final new addition.
New cabin highlights
A larger, 10,1-inch, infotainment screen is now standard across the range. The MMI (multi media interface) is now a touchscreen unit, which gives acoustic feedback to signify commands as they are entered. The system also features voice control for some function. A 12,3-inch fully digital display is standard fitment across the range. Audi says that with all five seats in place luggage volume is 550 litres. This expands to 1 550 litres with the rear bench folded. The rear bench also has a 40:20:40 split for added practicality.
From an engine perspective, we don’t expect too much to change in the local line-up. That is to say turbocharged versions of its 2,0-litre petrol and diesel engines will still be on the cards when the facelifted Audi Q5 makes its local appearance in 2021. The petrol-fed version badged Q5 45 TFSI has 185 kW and 370 of torque on tap. Audi has tinkered with its diesel motor a bit. The 40 TDI will now offer 150 kW of power (up 10) and 400 N.m of torque. As was always the case, expect power to be fed to all four wheels via the company’s dual-clutch transmission.