In typical Audi style, the new Q5 might seem like a Nip and Tuck affair, however, there are some key noteworthy changes
Audi India has re-introduced the Q5 in India after it was discontinued when the BS6 emission norms came into effect. You can now reserve the new Q5 with an initial down payment of 2 Lakhs.
Audi has finally brought the facelifted the Q5 facelift in two trims – Premium Plus and Technology. There are quite a few changes in the car including a revised exterior and tweaked cabin as well. The price of the Audi Q5 Premium Plus is Rs 58,93,000 and Audi Q5 Technology is Rs 63,77,000, ex-showroom.
2021 Audi Q5 Exterior design
Audi has made a few subtle changes in the exterior design of the Q5. At the front, there is a larger and wider hexagonal grille with vertical chrome bars. Audi has also redesigned the headlamps and it now gets new LED lamps in a signature design. Parts like the bumper and side intakes are tweaked as well.
The Q5 facelift now rides on larger S-Design alloy wheels that are a design highlight. At the rear, the LED tail lamps get a new design and are connected with the brushed aluminium strip.
2021 Audi Q5 Interior design
Audi has updated the cabin as well with some minor changes. The Q5 now gets a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen unit that runs on a new MIB 3 OS that is 10 times faster than the older version.
The top-end Q5 Technology trim also comes with piano black inserts, Virtual Cockpit Plus, B&O Premium 3D Sound System, automatic climate control system, wireless smartphone charger, and Audi’s Park Assist. The new Q5 also comes with eight airbags including rear side airbags.
2021 Audi Q5 Engine Updates
The new Audi Q5 comes with an updated engine that meets the BS6 regulations. However, the engine remains the same. It is the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged TFSI engine that also powers the Audi A6. It produces a maximum power of 249 PS and a peak torque of 370 Nm. There is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The mid-size luxury crossover space has seen a lot of growth in recent times. Competition is now stiffer than ever. The new Q5 will take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volvo XC60.