The next-gen flagship luxury model 2021 Audi Q5 has been spied and is ready for furder updates. The Q5 model is a 2-row/5-passenger SUV that is perfectly positioned on the market, and it will rival most of the luxurious SUVs today like Acura RDX, Cadillac XT5, and Infiniti QX50.
Besides its great look, a big cabin, and the latest techs, the Q5 offers two powerful powertrains. Under the hood of the standard model is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, while a more powerful SQ5 comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. Whatsoever, a hybrid model is also speculated, and we can expect more information soon.
2021 Audi Q5 Redesign
The prototype Audi Q5 that is caught testing will introduce minor exterior upgrades. So, we can expect some changes here and there. Spy photos reveal that will be some redesign on the front, sides, and back. However, due to heavy camouflage, we cannot, for sure, see what is changed. Some parts are visible, and the front will definitively get a new headlight shape. The side profile is also more muscles than before, and Q5 will introduce a new big wheel-and-tire package, including 18- (standard), 19- or 20-inch wheels optional.
Rear-end will remain to be unique thanks to the sleek LED taillights. Also, a power-operated rear liftgate comes as standard, and it will include a height-adjustment feature and remote opening via the key fob.
The 2021 Audi Q5 is the SUV that is filed with the latest techs. Furthermore, the new model will continue to be also techy, and it will get numerous changes inside. The dashboard is brand-new, and it is almost the same as in the new Q8 model.
As before, Q5 will be available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Premium trim is base one, and this trim is well-equipped, and it includes a 7-inch center display, 10-speaker radio with USB/SD card, Bluetooth streaming, heated and leather front seats, power-folding 3rd-row seat, advanced 3-zone climate control, power tailgate, MMI Navigation Plus, a panoramic sunroof plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, the safety features list is long, and this model is rated with five stars. Audi pre sense and pre sense city are highlights of this model.
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Audi Q5 is the model that will come with two engine options. The German manufacturer will use the same two engines that power the current model. However, according to the latest news, both models will be modified to bring better consumptions.
The first powertrain that is under the hood of the standard model is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this engine, Q5 will be able to run from 0 to 60 mph in about six seconds. The engine of the powerful SQ5 model will consist of a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 powertrain that provides incredible power of 354 horses and 369 lb-ft of torque. With this engine under the hood, the SQ5 model can run from 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. This engine will use Tiptronic 8-speed automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive. The tow rating will depend on engines. The 2.0-liter provides modest 4,400 pounds, but the V6 can pull up to 7,700 pounds.
2021 Audi Q5 Price and Release Date
The all-new full-size SUV 2021 Audi Q5 will get some here and there updates for the next year. The base model will cost around $44,000. However, choosing the high-performance SQ5 variant, the price will jump to $70,000. A hybrid version may also be introduced, and it will cost a few thousand more than the base model.
The upcoming full-size SUV will go on sale in the last quarter of 2020. Most of the rivals will be models like Acura RDX, Cadillac XT5, and Infiniti QX50.