Audi Q5 - Now in pictures

Daniel Fowler
July 2, 2020

In the lower apron, the side air intakes have been enlarged and now sport trapezoidal inserts as part of the larger bumper design. At launch, the new Audi Q5 would be available in "edition one" form along with carbon-fibre accents, red brake callipers and 19-inch wheels. Bumpers at both ends also feature an aggressive and sporty design with new vents.

Additionally, the new Audi Q5 has also become the world's first SUV with OLED rear lights. Wheel sizes up to 21-inches can be optioned.

The interior gets a larger infotainment touchscreen, up to 10.1in across the range from 7in or 8.3in previously, while the system itself get an upgraded computer processor, though the previously included rotary control has been removed. The system consists of a 10.1-inch MMI touch display that provides access to a multitude of media playback options and connected services, with 10 times the processing power compared to the previous MIB2 system. For a little extra, customers can also add on and optional head-up display.

A full complement of driver assistance features is also offered, including upgraded adaptive cruise control and Pre sense systems.

Globally, the Audi Q5 will continue to be available with petrol and diesel engine options but, here, in India, the updated model will be sold only with a 45TFSI-spec 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that produces 245hp of maximum power and 370Nm of peak torque.

Audi Q5 exterior
New paint colours are available with the updated Q5

Meanwhile, the India-bound 2021 Q5 is expected to get the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel drive system. The turbocharged gasoline engine comes with a low-voltage belt-starter generator that can recapture lost energy from braking or deceleration.

This enables the Q5 to coast with the engine off at speeds of up to 99mph, and initiates its start-stop function from speeds of 13mph to give an additional boost to fuel economy. Unlike the 48-volt system in the Q7, it doesn't help to reduce turbo lag or drive advanced suspension systems.

New mild-hybrid systems will be offered elsewhere, but CarAdvice understands the engines found in the current Audi Q5 will be carried over for the Australian market. A plug-in hybrid TFSI e powertrain will also be offered in two output variants, with one of them already mentioned for the United States market. It also features Amazon Alexa and the brand's connected vehicle technology with AI assistance for various commands.

A third option for the USA is the performance-focused SQ5, which is powered by 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 TFSI developing 353 PS (349 hp) and 500 Nm, paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic and all-wheel drive. It also comes standard with adaptive suspension and has optional air suspension, dynamic steering, and quad-tipped sport exhaust.

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