Audi Q5 is a handsome car, we were actually quite impressed by the look of the upgraded version. It adds some welcome sportiness to its already handsome look. So it should sell quite well.
Audi Q5 gets a grille update that stretches a bit wider. The small redesign makes the grille look more rectangular, but it’s still a massive opening for the front of the SUV. New headlights and a restyled fascia are part of the facelift, and the fenders could be new as well. A similar treatment takes place at the back with new taillights, and though our eyes don’t see any differences in the rear fascia, reshaped exhaust outlets are possible. The rear quarter panels might also have a bit more flair.
Most of the current engines will be retained for the facelifted model. The range should include a 2.0-liter diesel in 161 and 187 HP versions, and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 228 or 282 HP. There will, of course, be a selection of petrol units as well, including a 2.0-liter turbo four with 242 HP, as well as a plug-in hybrid with 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with a transmission-integrated electric motor for a combined 367 horsepower.
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One of the other areas of improvement for the Q5 Facelift is the interior. While the current car’s interior is a very nice place to be it’s starting to show its age among newer competitors. So seeing the new interior in these new spy photos allows us to see how Audi is going to continue to compete with other car brands.
Expect to see the freshened Q5 to be revealed within the year. It will probably continue to be offered in standard Q5 trim with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and in SQ5 Trim with a turbocharged V6.