Ahead of launch, 2021 Audi Q5 (facelift) SUV spied testing
German automaker Audi's facelifted Q5 SUV, which made its global debut in June 2020, should be launched in India this year. In the latest development, a test mule of the car has been spied testing on the roads, revealing its key design highlights. As per the images, it will have a chrome-finished octagonal grille and refreshed bumpers. Here's our roundup.
Audi Q5 (facelift): At a glance
The facelifted Audi Q5 will have a sporty design, featuring a chrome-finished octagonal grille, a muscular bonnet, new fog lamp housings, and revamped bumpers. On the sides, it will be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, body-colored ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels. The SUV will get Matrix LED headlights as optional and OLED taillamps connected by a chrome trim on the rear side.
A peek inside the cabin
The Audi Q5 (facelift) will have a 5-seater cabin with a panoramic sunroof, 3-zone auto climate control, a head-up display, adjustable leather seats, and a multifunctional power steering wheel. The car will house a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for connected car technology. For safety, it will have six airbags, ABS with EBD, and crash sensors.
Power and performance
In India, the Audi Q5 (facelift) will draw power from a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 245hp and a peak torque of 370Nm. The motor will come mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic DCT gearbox and a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The car is likely to offer a mild-hybrid setup for improved fuel efficiency and better torque output.
What about the pricing?
In India, the facelifted Audi Q5 will be launched soon. It should sport a price-figure of around Rs. 55 lakh (ex-showroom). Once here, it will take on rivals such as BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.