The visual changes are clear to see.
While the Audi A4 is due to receive a proper update after last year's subtle facelift, our spies have caught its stylish A5 Sportback sibling being tested in the snow, which will soon be getting an obligatory mid-cycle refresh. Despite the camouflage covering the body, the visual changes from the outgoing model are clear to see.
The full LED headlights, for example, have a different design to the ones found on the current A5, and the taillights have new graphics to match current Audi models. Likewise, the grille features a new honeycomb pattern that looks like the flagship Q8's, which gives the A5 a sportier look. We can also expect the new A5 to get new front and rear bumpers, but the design is well hidden under the prototype's camo.
At the back, we can see a new dual exhaust system with more angular tips than the current A5's round ones. Sadly, we don't have any spy photos of the interior to share, but we're expecting the new A5 to get a new and updated MMI infotainment system.
Like the current model, the 2020 Audi A5 Sportback will presumably be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that sends 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via Audi's quattro AWD system. This setup launches the current model from 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 130 mph, although the new facelifted version could arrive with some minor powerplant updates.
We may be waiting a while for the 2020 Audi A5 Sportback to arrive, however, since the updated A4 sedan and Avant is more likely to be unveiled first. This means we can likely expect the A5 Sportback facelift to arrive later this year or in early 2020.