The 2020 Audi Q5 facelift will sport some minor cosmetic changes on the outside but the interiors will be completely revamped. It will continue with current engine options.
The Audi Q5 is one of Audi’s most popular SUVs, sitting right in between Audi’s SUV lineup. However, it has been sometime that the current-gen Q5 has been doing rounds in the international market. In the wake of rising competition from the BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC, Audi is now working on a 2020 facelift of the Q5 and the same has been spotted testing for the first time internationally.
The Audi Q5 has always boasted of sharp and clean lines and Audi has not departed from that in the facelift either. In fact, the changes on the outside are subtle enough that you would miss them on first glance. However, a keen eye will know them easily. The most notable change is that on the grille which gets a new honeycomb pattern instead of the previous horizontal slats.
The air dams in the front bumper have also grown larger and they are vertically stacked this time around. The Audi Q5 facelift also gets new headlamp units, the detailing of which in in line with the rest of the Audi family. It might also feature Audi’s Matrix LED units. The side profile remains largely the same but it gets new alloy wheel designs. At the rear, the new Q5 is expected to get a slighly reworked bumper and new tail lights.
While there are no images of the interiors of the Audi Q5 facelift, you can expect the Q5 to adopt the latest interior family design we are seeing in all newer Audi cars. So you can expect the Q5 to come with the twin touchscreen Virtual Cockpit central console. It will also come with newer features and more technology in the form of dual-zone climate control, MMI Infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof and drive modes.
What will see the least changes is what’s under the hood. The Audi Q5 facelift is expected to continue with the 2.0-Liter petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0L TFSI petrol engine produces 252PS and 370 Nm of peak torque while the 2.0L TDI diesel engine produces 190PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. Both engines will come mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system will be standard as well. The engines will of course be updated to be BS-Vi compliant once it comes to India.
The new Audi Q5 facelift is expected to hit the international market sometime in 2020. It is then expected to arrive to our shores by 2021. The current-gen Audi Q5 sells in our country with its price ranging from Rs 55.29 lakh to Rs 59.98 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). The facelifted model will see some increment in its price tag.