Price and specs for the 2021 Audi Q5 have been revealed ahead of the car’s local launch in the first few months of next year. More of a mid-life update than an all-new model, the 2021 Audi Q5 ushers in freshened styling, a new dashboard with the brand’s latest infotainment system and even mild-hybrid tech for greater efficiency. Pricing kicks off from $68,900 plus on-road costs, which is $2,000 more than the 2020 model.

“The refreshed Audi Q5 builds on its remarkable reputation as one of the most successful SUVs on the market,” said Nikki Warburton, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at Audi Australia.

“Well-known for its performance, striking design and clever versatility, the Audi Q5 now offers even more intelligent features that make it the most complete SUV in its segment.”

First revealed in June, the 2021 Audi Q5 has brought new exterior styling in line with newer Audi models – the bumpers, headlights, wheels and tailights have all seen revisions for a fresher look. Alloy wheel options range from 18- to 21-inches in size, while newly-designed LED headlights are standard with Matrix headlights and OLED tailights available optionally.

The interior of the 2021 Audi Q5 has changed too with the removal of the company’s MMI controller wheel infotainment system – in its place is a new 10.1-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that Audi calls ‘Virtual Cockpit’. Other interior changes include new trims and colours. 

As before, there are five members of the 2021 Audi Q5 range: the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI in base and Sport specs, while the 50 TDI S Line sits above both. New for 2021 are the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI Launch Editions, which add more equipment and unique styling touches. 

40 TDI variants use a 150kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine found in the recently updated A4. It’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and Audi’s ‘quattro’ all-wheel drive system – new for 2021 is a 12-volt mild hybrid system that enhances efficiency to just 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle. 

Above the 40 TDI sits the 45 TFSI, which uses a 183kW/370Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine – again with 12-volt mild hybrid tech for greater efficiency. The top spec 50 TDI uses a 210kW/620Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel that uses 48-mild hybrid tech.

Standard kit on all models is plentiful, with the entry level models equipped with leather upholstery, electric front seats, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, tri-zone climate control, 19-inch wheels, LED lighting, keyless entry and start, wireless phone charging and 40/20/40-split rear seats.

Active safety tech includes auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear auto braking, driver attention mounting, lane assist and eight airbags.

Sport models add adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, heated sports front seats, electric steering column adjustment, collision avoidance assist, a 360-degree parking camera, auto parking and an upgraded 10-speaker sound system. The 50 TDI S Line then adds a honeycomb grille, sportier bumpers, illuminated door sill trims and a silver rear diffuser. 

Optionally available will be the Assistance Pack (40 TDI and 45 TFSI) and for Sport and S Line trims, a Comfort Pack and Technik Pack – Audi is yet to reveal pricing and details for those, however. 

2021 Audi Q5 pricing (plus on-road costs):

40 TDI: $68,900

45 TFSI: $69,600

40 TDI Sport: $74,900

45 TFSI Sport: $76,600

40 TDI Launch Edition: $78,300

45 TFSI Launch Edition: $80,800

50 TDI S Line: $89,600

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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