Audi Q5 Facelift Spied Testing In India; Launch Soon
Audi unveiled the Q5 facelift in June 2020. The carmaker is now gearing up to launch the updated SUV in India soon as it has been spotted in the country. The test mule was fitted with an emission measurement system indicating it could be undergoing homologation process at ARAI, Pune.
The test mule was quite mildly camouflaged giving us a good look of its exterior design elements. Upfront, it features a single fame octagonal grille with a chrome surround flanked by updated new LED headlmaps. The bumper is also updated and feature redesigned fog lamp housing. Around the back, it gets slightly updated tail lamps with a connecting chrome element. The side profile looks largely similar to the pre-facelift model.
Although the spy shots do not reveal anything about the interior, it should look similar to the global model. Compared to the pre-facelift model, it gets a minor update. The most noticeable them is a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Audi’s latest MIB 3 system. Other features remain similar including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, 3-zone AC and multiple airbags.
Under the hood, the Q5 facelift is expected to be offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine only in the 45TFSI trim like the A6 sedan. It makes 245PS of power and 370Nm of peak torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi will offer the Quattro 4WD system on the Q5 facelift just as the pre-facelift model. Audi is not expected to offer a diesel engine on the Q5 this time around.
The Q5 has been missing from Audi’s India lineup for a while now and it is expected to make its entry soon. Expect the SUV to go on sale by mid-2021 with a price tag of around Rs 55 lakh. It will take on likes of the BMW X3, Volvo S60 and Mercedes Benz GLC.
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