One of Audi’s top-selling models from the compact luxury SUV segment is set to arrive as the 2020 model year with various upgrades. It is the 2020 Audi Q5 that will represent the next model of the next generation that has been released in 2018. Nonetheless, in the terms of the exterior styling, the Q5 likely won’t bring any large changes because it has been fully refreshed recently.
The interior has also been improved offering more space for the rear passengers, and also with more technology features. On the other hand, the Q5 must get updates under its hood. Plus it is said that it will finally arrive using a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid engine.
2020 Audi Q5 Redesign
The 2020 Audi Q5 will signify the next model year of the second generation which has been introduced in 2018. Thus, we do not expect any significant changes except maybe some small alterations. The front end of the vehicle seems somewhat longer after the complete redesign this year. It also features the brand’s comfortable shield grille and regular HID headlights. On the other hand, the LED lighting will be discretionary. As well, the roof rails are standard in all trim levels.
The Q5 rides on the standard 18-inch wheels but the larger 19- and 20-inch wheels will also be accessible. Furthermore, the SQ5 model will slightly differ in the standard model with the unique design of the grille, prominent headlights, and a roof spoiler.
2020 Audi Q5 Interior, Design
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Audi Q5 remains standard with two rows of chairs. Plus it can accommodate up to five passengers comfortably. The seats are covered in quality leather and are exceptionally comfortable and supportive. After the second generation model redesign, the Q5 has gotten slightly wider wheelbase that has made it more spacious, especially for the rear-seat passengers.
As well, it is offered with the optional wood trim with matte and glossy finishes to get a more luxurious appearance. Additionally, its cargo space is quite good and with all the rear seats folded down, it increases to more than 60 cubic feet. The Q5 comes also with optional Virtual Cockpit with the larger 12.3-inch electronic display.
2020 Audi Q5 Equipment and safety
The Premium Plus model will add LED headlamps, automatic braking, blind-spot tracks, and a power panoramic mooonroof. Furthermore, the Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch display and Audi’s MMI infotainment system, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and adaptive damping suspension will be optional.
The standard safety features will include airbags, a rearview camera, and stability control. A few of the choices will be cruise control, blind-spot monitors, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam control, traffic-sign recognition, active lane-keeping assist, and rear automatic braking.
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2020 Audi Q5 Engine, Specs
The 2020 Audi Q5 will return with a selection of 4-cylinder and V-6 engines. But, it is predicted to get some new ones as well. So, the base is going to be a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine which has the output of 252 horses and 273 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled into a 7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic transmission. As for the fuel economy, this one has 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. It will have the ability to reach 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
The following is a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine. It is in a position to create 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This unit functions with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The Quattro AWD is also standard and it is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The V-6 will be quicker and will reach 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
Furthermore, the 2020 model year also needs to be offered with the RS version which will use the exact same engine that is located at the RS 5. It is a 2.9-liter V6 powertrain that could develop around 444 horsepower. As well, the Q5 will most likely be available with a hybrid or even a plug hybrid engine. However, there isn’t any precise details about performance at the moment.
2020 Audi Q5 Release Date, Price
We expect that the 2020 Audi Q5 will go on the market sometime during next year. But this info is not yet official. The price should begin at about $42,500.