Audi has just released details of its newly updated 2021 Audi Q5. Headlining the refresh are gains in new technology and some subtle styling touches designed to bring the Q5 in line with the latest models in the Audi lineup.
The SUV gains a new headlight design not too dissimilar from the one seen on the updated A4, as well as a new grille design featuring Audi’s new design language. The 2021 Audi Q5 now features digital OLED tail lights which can be configured to one of three lighting animations, offering the highest level of customisation we have ever seen.
All new colours also feature for the 2021 Audi Q5 and are ‘District Green; and S-Line only ‘Ultra Blue’.
All of the alloy wheel designs have been updated. 17-inch alloy wheels are still standard, whilst selecting the S-Line option package will gain a set of 18 inch alloys. Massive 21-inch rims can also feature on this SUV.
The infotainment system in the new Q5 will be Audi’s latest MIB3 system which is displayed on a new 10.1-inch touchscreen (with no more selector wheel in the centre), coming standard with voice control.
A 12.3-inch ‘virtual cockpit’ digital display with interchangeable views is also featured. Like before, this can display a set of digital dials or the satellite navigation screen to assist with navigating. A heads-up display can also be optioned. Whilst the Australian launch is still months away, Audi Australia has always historically offered the Q5 with a high level of specification, even in entry level models. Expect that to continue.
The engine options revealed for the 2021 Audi Q5 are the existing 2.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder 40TDI with 150kW/400Nm, the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol 45TFSI with 183kW/370Nm and the 3.0-litre turbo diesel 50TDI with 210kW/610Nm. A mild-hybrid Q5 is on the cards but hasn’t been confirmed for Australia as of yet. All engines will be powered through the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as seen in the current Q5 with power being sent to all four wheels.
Audi have not yet released a date for the Australian launch of the new Q5 but Germany is set to see it go on sale in the third quarter of this year. Expect an Australian launch date of early 2021 and stay tuned for more updates closer to launch.