Audi’s popular Q5 SUV is getting ready to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the upcoming year. Even though the automaker hasn’t revealed anything regarding the update, the 2021 Audi Q5 will clearly receive cosmetic changes only.
To be more precise, the camouflage at ends hides a new face with an updated grille and restyled headlights, as well as a completely new bumper with redesigned air intakes. All the changes appear to be largely based on the Q7. Around back, the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC fighter seem to be featuring a new rear bumper and most likely updated pair of taillights which are paired with interesting horizontal graphics.
Things will be a little bit different inside of the 2021 Audi Q5 too. As far as we’ve managed to find out, the new cabin of the crossover is going to be inspired by the updated Audi A4. Meaning, the car will host a new infotainment system that will be hooked to a 10.1-inch display. The manufacturer will make available a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for sure, while we expect natural-language voice control technology as well.
We can’t really say whether the company plans to make some changes under the hood of the updated Q5 or not, yet we are pretty sure that the popular compact crossover isn’t getting anything revolutionary down there. Instead, some options will probably get additional power and that’s pretty much everything at the moment. Today’s U.S. bound Q5 sports a 2.0-liter TFSI engine capable of delivering 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This one is fitted with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The company offers a performance option – so-called SQ5 that’s coupled with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 and rated at 349 hp and 369 lb-ft. This one kicks power via an 8-speed auto transmission. Both options will survive the update, yet both of them should offer increased output when the 2021 Audi Q5 arrives.
Stay tuned for updates.