The refreshed Q5 features an updated front-end that features a new single-frame grille that makes the front-end look a tad larger than before.
The updated Q5 range is set to arrive in the United Kingdom later this summer, with prices starting at £42,980.
Audi has been busy refreshing its lineup with refreshed grilles and sharp, angular headlights and taillights for the 2021 model year, and the Q5 compact crossover is the latest to get the modernized look. Audi is also offering its global customers to choose from various lighting options include the brand MATRIX technology as per their preference while buying the new Q5.
The auto gets a wider octagonal grille, new signature LED DRLs and more ground clearance.
New Edition 1 cars boast 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a black exterior styling pack.
Inside, the MMI display has been boosted in size - rising to 10.1 inches against the seven or 8.3-inch displays available previously - while it's now a fully touch-controlled system, with the rotary controller, removed entirely in favour of more storage.
New exterior colours of "district green" and "ultra blue" (the latter available on S line models) join the colour palette. In S line and Edition 1 models, Matrix LED headlamps that were previously only available on the top-spec Vorsprung versions are now standard. It would be paired to an automatic dual-clutch gearbox along with an AWD option. It doesn't benefit from a hybrid system whatsoever, but it does have a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that's good for 353 PS and 500 Nm of torque. It also comes standard with adaptive suspension and has optional air suspension, dynamic steering, and quad-tipped sport exhaust. Other tech highlights comprise Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant, online navigation, adaptive air suspension, tri-zone climate control, cruise control, a wireless phone charger, powered front seats, ambient lighting, and a premium sound system.
The cabin also gains new walnut wood inlays and leather upholstery with contrast stitching, as well as standard high-gloss black interior trim elements. There are two new paint options and the S Line package that swaps the chrome parts out for glossy black ones.
It should be quicker to perform though, as the third version of Audi's new Modular Infotainment Platform is claimed to offer 10 times the processing power of the previous unit. Standard driver-assist features include lane-departure warning, parking assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Q5 is big business for Audi in Australia: it was its top seller nationally past year, but in 2020 has been surpassed by its smaller Q3 stablmate.