The 2021 facelifted Audi Q5 comes with a sportier appearance and a more well-equipped cabin. At a later stage, the brand will also introduce a sportier variant of the car.
The German luxury automaker has just revealed the updated Audi Q5, which is expected to be launched in India next year. The facelifted Q5 comes with an upgraded front-end, which sports a new single-frame grille, which makes it look slightly larger, and a new better-sculpted front bumper. The new Q5 also gets new LED headlights and sharper LED DRLs and Matrix LED units on high-spec variants. The car also gets a newly-styled rear facet, which features a sporty bumper integrated with exhaust outlets and digital OLED taillights.
The interior has not undergone many alterations. Some of the few changes to the cabin include a larger 10.1-inch display that has replaced the old 8.3-inch unit. The system is claimed to be 10 times faster and also supports connected car tech and Amazon Alexa. The controller for the infotainment is also new and has been moved to the steering wheel from the transmission tunnel. The facelifted Q5 is even equipped with an optional Heads-Up Display (HUD).
The global-spec Audi Q5 will continue to keep under its hood either a gasoline or an oil burner. Nevertheless, the India-bound Q5 is likely to be available with only a 45TFSI-spec 2.0-litre petrol motor which can develop 245 HP against 370 Nm, and it comes mated to a 7-speed DCT. The power is sent to the four wheels via Quattro all-wheel-drive technology.
The new Audi Q5 will be launched in the international market by the end of this year. In India, however, it is likely to be introduced by early next year. The facelifted model will compete against the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC60, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. In the Indian auto market, the new car is expected to be priced around Rs. 60 lakh (ex-showroom).