The new generation arrived in 2018; the new vehicle is not forthcoming with major changes. Whatsoever, the German carmaker is going to present a few cosmetic alterations. Additionally, a new RS Q5 and SQ5 performance-tuned SUVs are topping the range and the lineup of the popular model. Generally, the first Audi Q5 was the earliest SUV from the German carmaker. It arrived in 2008. We saw several facelifts before 2018. It was time for a new generation.
At first glance, the new 2020 Audi Q5 doesn’t surprise with its design. But it ought to be emphasized that it stands to the new modular platform MLB Evo for vehicles together with the longitudinally engineered unit. Body measurements are not radically changed compared to their predecessor with a body length of 466 centimeters; it’s not overly strong. Although it is larger and has more equipment, the new Q5 continues to cut the weight.
2020 Audi Q5 Overview
The second creation of the Q5 has a challenging task — to outperform the fantastic achievement of its predecessor. If we can judge from the first miles, it will succeed. Although the basic proportions are retained, the new creation of the SUV has sharper lines from the predecessor. For the 2020 Audi Q5, the lights are well rounded and equipped with LED technology. We have to admit the new Audi Q5 in the photos did not appear so attractive and different from the predecessor. On the other hand, the dwell impression is radically different.
The radiator mask is completely new, the light groups are thinner and have sharper lines. Overall, the new 2020 Audi Q5 looks more lively than its predecessor, although it’s clear that it’s not a design revolution, it’s about development. The front LEDs are also characteristic of the dynamic direction indicator function. The SUV also offers two body colors also offers many lines of equipment. Wheelbase is 111 inches.
Interior Design and Feature
The 2020 Audi Q5 proceeds to use the same equipment as before. Audi followed the minimalist strategy applied to some sedan models. Buyers can also pick the Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is reviving the interior of the car with a 12.3-inch display. The display could show information in two manners one with classic speed gauges, and the other with the dominance of the navigation system. Regarding the overall quality of the interior, 2020 Audi Q5 is possibly ahead of its competitors. The leather that wraps steering wheel and seats is soft, the materials on the instrument panel are also of premium quality and everything functions harmoniously and filigree precisely packaged.
Of course, the 2020 Audi Q5 is outfitted with the latest generation of the MMI infotainment system. Audi devoted special attention to the spaciousness. Therefore the new SUV has more space for passengers at the back. For an excess charge, the new model includes sliding rear seats with adjustable backrests. The boot volume ranges from 19.4 to 21.5 cubic feet, based on the place of the rear seats, and when the backrests backward, the volume rises to 55.7 cubic ft.
2020 Audi Q5 Engine
Under the hood of the 2020 Audi Q5 remains a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. This one is good for 252 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is paired with the drivetrain and sends the power to all wheels. It is a famous Quattro system. This setup permits a distribution to rear wheels if needed.
If this is not enough, then there is another, V6 engine at the lineup. This is also turbo model, that will come as 2020 Audi SQ5. This one will face the competition next season because BMW announced the M package for the X3 and X4 models. The same transmission is an energy router. The fuel economy for the SQ5 model drops to 24 mpg on the highway, while the normal model returns 23 mpg combined.
2020 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price
The arrival of e-Tron electrical SUV and Q7/Q8 model, the German carmaker is not going to rush with 2020 Audi Q5 debut. We can wait for a year or more. However, the level of changes is not high enough to place the focus on this model instead of new arrivals.
Some decorative updates are not going to impact the price of the 2020 Audi Q5. The compact crossover SUV is available from $43,000 and that will be the same next season. The superior model adds $5k and Prestige another $5k into the price. The SQ5 will cost from $55,000 and fully-loaded it reaches $70,000.