The car market is bubbling and sparkling with upcoming cars and we can’t wait to see what they have on offer for the buyers. The German luxury car brand; Audi, has just announced that the Q5 2021 Facelift will be launched on the 23rd of November, and as the day comes closer, the wait is getting more and more difficult. From the looks in the photos and the specs released by the company, the 2021 facelift Q5 is all set to take on its rivals and make its name in the ever-increasing mid-size luxury SUV segment. A lot has been said about the car but the price can only be confirmed after the car is launched.
Audi Q5 Facelift: What to expect
The Q5 family gets a significant raft of visual alterations. Consequently, it gets many styling cues first seen on the Q8 flagship. Upfront, the large grille has a thinner frame that no longer butts up against the headlights. Some trims will see vertical slats finished in chrome, and the skid plate also being finished in silver instead of black. The S line sporty trim has a black honeycomb pattern grille. The car also gets larger air intakes now and the fog lamp housing is also larger, and more prominent. It gives the bumper a wider, flared look, despite the grille dominating its face. Around the rear, the differences are a little more subtle.
There are new tail lamps and a chunkier ornamental diffuser. As far as features are concerned, the new Audi Q5 has a plethora of them. The new Q5 will come with the company’s latest infotainment package called MIB 3 (shared with most other new Audi products), displayed on a new 10.1-inch touchscreen. MIB 3 boasts 10 times as much processing power as its predecessor, and it now offers cloud-based vehicle customization – if you get into another Audi with MIB 3, you can download your vehicle preferences by logging into the infotainment system. Audi has done away with its rotary controller for the Multimedia Interface, instead of relying on the larger touchscreen for inputs. As always, the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit continues in its newest iteration. There are three design trims to choose from here as well and a suite of navigation and connected-car features.
A simplified version of this could make it to India. A head-up display is available as an optional extra. The India-spec Audi Q5 facelift is expected to be powered by the same 2.0-liter turbo-petrol motor seen in the Audi A6. In its 45 TFSI iteration, this motor generates 245PS of power and 370Nm of peak torque. The Q5 will also get a mild-hybrid setup to improve fuel economy. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox, while Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard.