Audi’s midrange crossover is getting an upgrade, with the 2021 Audi Q5 promising more of what buyers liked – and some fresh tech and plug-in hybrid action to go with that. It’s an important car for the automaker, one of its best-sellers worldwide. That means a combination of playing it safe with some new features.
Outside, there are new headlamps and a new, bolder Singleframe grille. At the rear, Audi will offer OLED taillamps, with a choice of patterns, along with animations. There’ll be an SQ5 version too, with a bodykit and bigger wheels, plus a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 to play with.
The standard 2021 Q5 gets a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, while the plug-in hybrid 2021 Q5 PHEV pairs that engine with an electric motor. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard across the range, as is the new MIB 3 infotainment system on a 10.1-inch touchscreen in the cabin. Expect the new Q5 in US dealerships from Q4 2020.