As if not wanting to be left behind by the trend of other manufacturers that embed environmentally friendly technology, the Audi Q5 2021 comes with modest interior-exterior changes, but with the addition of environmentally friendly mild-hybrid systems in all engine lines. Audi launches the Q5 facelift, which comes with the latest design and technology changes, and replaces the pre-facelift model to become a strong rival of the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, and Jaguar F-Pace.
Audi Q5 2021 Review and Specifications
Minimalist exterior-interior changes
In exterior appearance, the change in the Audi Q5 2021 is not too much. Most only include new LED lights, radiator grille that is slightly smaller, and a new front bumper with a larger air intake. Changes are also obtained side skirts, new diffuser, and new OLED taillights with four different patterns to choose from.
Audi also offers styling changes based on trims for the Q5 2021. For example, the Sport model comes with an outside chrome grille with a skid plate with a silver finish. Meanwhile, the S line variant has a honeycomb model grille and chrome lines on the rear diffuser. The color choices of this car are also increased by two, District Green and Ultra Blue.
Just like the exterior, there are no striking changes in the interior of the Audi Q5 2021. Perhaps, the only most noticeable change is the size of the infotainment system that grew from 8.3 inches to 10.1 inches. In addition, the rotary knob in the pre-facelift model is also removed to provide better storage in the center console. And like the pre-facelift model, the Audi Q5 2021 also comes with a 12.3-inch digital cluster instrument option, as well as an interior ambient lighting package and head-up display.
The Audi Q5 facelift comes with three powertrain options, starting from the entry level Q5 40 TDI using a 2.0 l inline-4 diesel engine that creates 201 HP power and 400 Nm of torque, with acceleration from 0-100 km / h in complete in 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 222 km / hour. Its strength has increased by 11 HP, this is due to the mild-hybrid integrated starter-generator (ISG) system with a crankshaft and aluminum case which cuts the weight of the engine to 22.5 kg.
In addition, the 2.0 L TFSI petrol engine also comes with a similar mild-hybrid technology that increases power from 242 HP to 261 HP. However, the torque remains the same at 370 Nm. However, there are no changes in the acceleration and top speed of the car.
In addition, Audi is also preparing a SQ5 performance variant with a 3.0 L turbo diesel V6 engine, and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that is more powerful. Although Audi has not yet confirmed the matter of performance, but claimed to be more pre-facelift models with 349 HP.
The Audi Q5 2021 will go on sale starting in July, with prices starting at £ 42,950 with units starting available in September. Buyers can also choose three trims, Sport, S line and Vorspung. For the Vorspung variant, you will get a 21 inch rim, adaptive air suspension, privacy glass, and black exterior trim. In addition, additional technologies such as a 360-degree camera and park assist are also present.