More sporty than the standard model, the upcoming 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will be ready soon for fans. According to the latest news and primarily because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the release date of this model is moved for the next year. This model is based on the last-gen Q5 and it is one of the recognizable German cars in the world.
Besides an impressive exterior design, the upcoming 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will feature a very comfortable cabin. There will be a lot of luxury inside. Also, one can expect plenty of optional features. Under the hood, Q5 Sportback will feature a hybrid drivetrain. However, the all-electric version will also be available in the near future.
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Review
The first photos of the upcoming 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback emerged online. Thanks to them, we can see that the Sportback version will provide more impressive styling than the standard model. As you can probably see, the main feature of this mid-life facelift can be seen on the front. The new model will get a fresh set of headlights with a simpler geometric outline. The same shape has been seen on existing models like A4 and A5. The next big visual update is a new grille pattern that suggesting sportiness that the Q5 doesn’t really possess.
The sporty appearance is also present on the back. At first look, we can see the more shaper taillights than on the Q5 model. Also, aerodynamics will be a way better. On top of that, the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will actually compete with the smaller X4, as well as the Mercedes GLC Coupe.
Inside, the upcoming 2021 Audi Q5 will get mid-cycle refreshments. However, according to the recent news, the Sportback will provide even more updates. This model offers a great and comfortable cabin thanks to the new sportier seats.
The new 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will come with numerous red accents across the cabin. Also, the tech will be updated and it will be better than in the standard Q5. One of the most exciting happenings inside is a new 10.1-inch touchscreen and advanced MMI infotainment system.
Under the Hood
As you may have already known, the regular Q5 is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that produces 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain will be connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. However, the all-new 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will definitively use a more powerful powertrain.
Most probably, the Sportback will use the same powertrain as the high-performance Q5 model. This version comes with a TDI engine that delivers a strong output thanks to the mild-hybrid diesel system. The total output of this model is 350 horsepower. Also, there are some rumors that the manufacturer plans to offer four all-new plug-in hybrid versions and even all-electric ones in the near future.
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Price and Release Date
The all-new Audi member Q5 Sportback is the SUV that looks more sporty than the base model. According to the latest news, the upcoming model will start at around $50,000. However, compared to the regular Q5 model that costs $43,000, this is not a huge impact. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the release date of this model is moved for the next year.