The facelifted Q5’s interior gains some fancy new tech.
It was just over a month ago when we were given our first look at the upcoming Audi Q5 facelift. The second-generation Audi Q5 arrived back in 2016, so the time seems right for a mid-cycle update to keep up the popular crossover's sales momentum. But while we only saw the sleek exterior in our last sighting, our spy photographers were able to snap some revealing photos of the 2020 Q5's updated cabin.
As expected, the cabin changes from the recently revealed 2020 Audi A4 will carry over in the facelifted Q5. As you can see from the photos, the updated Q5's cabin is more high-tech, thanks to a larger 10.1-inch display with Audi's new MMI touch software, and a new gear shifter. Elsewhere, the rotary dial command knob and the touchpad in front of the gear shifter has been removed in favor of the new touch screen.
On the outside, camouflage is still covering the front and rear fascias, but the refreshed Q5 will have a more aggressive looking front end than its predecessor. Expect redesigned headlights, a wider and lower grille, and a new front bumper with larger air intakes.
At the back, we can see redesigned taillights with a different shape and new graphics, as well as a redesigned rear bumper. Overall, the design changes will be relatively minor, but we weren't expecting any major differences since the Q5 is Audi's best-selling crossover.
Engine options should carry over from the current Q5, meaning the US model will likely be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine producing 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque paired with a 7-speed automatic.
A Q5 Hybrid variant is also available, which uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to produce a combined output of 367 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Audi hasn't confirmed when the updated Q5 will debut, but we expect it will be revealed either by the end of this year or early next year.