The brand-new Q4 crossover is coming to Audi’s lineup. However, the company is not paying less attention to its flagship model. The new, second-generation entered the market after ten years and several updates of the first one. Now, it is time for upgrades. Back in 2008, when it arrived for the first time, the Q5 caused a lot of interest. The popularity never faded, and the crossover is now one of the most favorite luxury models in the entire automotive industry. Versatile, comfortable, pretty spacious, it offers everything a driver and passengers need.
So, what kind of changes we can expect from 2020 Audi Q5? For the base model, there won’t be any noteworthy modification. The company could shake things up within existing trim levels. Upper trims will get more features. Also, additional options are becoming available. One of them will be performance-oriented SQ5 model with the beast under the hood. Furthermore, the new tuned version will cause changes on the Audi RS Q5. That means fans will have reasons to follow updates about the upcoming crossover.
Audi Q5 Restyling 2020
Well, what actually happens we can’t call restyling. But, many fans are already asking about it. We can understand since they want their favorite model to keep up the pace with the latest trends in the SUV world. Unfortunately, it is too early for big changes we can call restyling or facelift. It could happen as the part of the mid-cycle update in 2021 or 2022.
What Actually Changes On the 2020 Audi Q5?
Only minor things, badging, probably some new color. Nothing special that can cause fans to go crazy about it. Interior is probably getting few more options, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay updates, and that would be it. Outside, the German carmaker is refreshing paints. Only black and white are base colors, while all other cost extras. Still, both divisions, free and payable, are about to present at least one more color.
2020 Audi Q5 Engines and Specifications
Before we move to the main changes on the 2020 Audi Q5 lineup, addition of performance-oriented models, let’s see which are the base option. The standard offer brings, again, a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It is pretty potent with 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This unit comes in pair with an S-Tronic automatic transmission. A dual-clutch 7-speed case box will send power to the Quattro all-wheel drive system. Front-wheel drive is available, but only as a part of Quattro package. The driver can switch on an FWD / AWD when needed. Audi plans to cut some weight of the Q5, making it lighter and more efficient. After it, the gas mileage could improve to 26 mpg combined.
Need More? 2020 Audi SQ5 Delivers
The performance-oriented crossover is always a star of the lineup. However, the SQ5 returns too much power for some drivers. Also, its price could be a stumbling block for many fans. However, Audi needs this kind of vehicle to compete with its rivals, especially BMW M division, and Mercedes AMG models.
The 2020 Audi SQ5 is getting more power from the familiar 3.0 powertrain. This high-output V6 can produce 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, and be sure that engineers will squeeze everything of it. Of course, SQ5 will get a Quattro configuration, but it won’t save the engine from consuming too much fuel. With 23 mpg combined, it is too much for a compact crossover, even with such high outputs.
2020 Audi Q5 S Line
The 2020 Audi Q5 S Line will be top of the class trim in most markets outside the US. It will have everything you need for a comfortable and safe drive. Plenty of high-end technology is making it as luxurious as Prestige level in the United States. MMI navigation, cross traffic aid, and Virtual Cockpit are standard. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will boost phone connectivity. Premium audio system with 3D sound is delivered by B&O.
2020 Audi RS Q5
The new season could bring us the RS badge to the US. If that happens, Audi will carry over a 2.9-l turbo-six engine. This one is capable to produce 450 hp. The RS model outpowers the SQ5. Also, the 2020 Audi RS Q5 will need less than five seconds to reach 60 mph. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is expected to handle so much power. Again, the Quattro system can be tuned to use FWD only in some situations.
Starting price for the 2020 Audi Q5 will be about $43,000. That is a good value for such premium offer. The crossover also goes over $50,000 for Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. In Europe, S Line will cost around $50,000 converted from euros or British pounds.
When Will 2020 Audi Q5 Be Available?
We don’t expect a big show to host the premiere of the 2020 Audi Q5. Well, even if it happens, the company will pay more attention to its new arrivals. Currently, Q4 is a priority. However, fans can’t wait to see updates on the SQ5 version.