We didn’t think there was much incorrect with the way the second-generation Q5 looked up until Audi came out with this test prototype.
Audi is the smallest of the three German luxury car manufacturers, regardless of having a large range of models and engines readily available. A few of them are pointless. However, that’s not the case with the Q5, among its finest sellers.
The second-generation of the middle-of-the-pack crossover came out just a couple of years ago, and we thought it looked about as great any competitor. So when Audi began testing this facelift, we were uncertain they were going to mess things up.
2021 Audi Q5 Design
They didn’t, as the SUV looks more contemporary and stylish. At the front, we see brand name-new headlights, done in style popularized by the Q8. The shapes are simple and cut up into various LED strips. A new grille is flanked by them, offering up a new mesh and geometric shape that makes the whole front look sportier.
Around the back, we see the usual tweaks to the bumper and taillights. Likewise, this seems an S line model, so it comes with sturdy side skirts and big wheels.
We also get a look at the interior of the new Q5. The overall interior decoration usually seems the same. But the infotainment screen looks larger, and the touchpad user interface in the center console is gone. This indicates that the only way to interact with the infotainment should be through the touchscreen, considering that there are no other controllers in the cabin.
2021 Audi Q5 Engine
Audi has introduced a consistent stream of contemporary engines, at least in Europe. They gave us a plug-in hybrid, the 3.0 TDI replacing the TFSI on the SQ5, and a couple of mild-hybrid systems also. This assures to be a rather little update from a powertrain perspective, but you never know what the sneaky Quattro engineers have concealed in their tool kits. The Q5 debuted for the 2018 model year in America, so you’re going to need to wait up until a minimum of 2021 model year for this launch.