Audi Q5 has received a refreshed interior, a new user interface, advanced engine technology and additional equipment.

Inside there is seamless integration of the Audi smartphone interface via Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Audi’s virtual cockpit plus display gives the driver information by way of a new 10.1-inch high-resolution MMI touch display.

Additional features include Audi phone box light with wireless charging for mobile phones that have Qi standard. There are two simultaneous Bluetooth connections, Digital DAB+ radio and four USB outlets, two of them are in the rear.

Audi connect plus functionality, with the integration of online traffic, weather conditions, fuel prices, parking information and Google Maps into the Q5 driving experience, together with additional functions enabled through the myAudi smartphone app like remote lock/unlock, service request and emergency using the embedded SIM card.

Clever safety technology displays a warning signal to drivers within two metres of the rear of the Audi Q5 by creating a choreographed sequence of flashing lights.

The luggage compartment can store up to 520 litres (1,520 litres with the backrests folded flat). The rear seat can be split 40:20:40 and optionally slides fore/aft to create additional luggage space or legroom, as desired.

Updated Q5 safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and attention assist to make drivers pay attention, side assist, active lane assist, exit warning system and rear cross traffic assist tyre pressure monitor and pre-sense rear.

The Q5 40 TDI and 45 TFSI Sport models have 20-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof.

The latest Audi Q5 line-up will consist of two TDI drivetrains and one TFSI engine, available in five model variations: Q5 40 TDI quattro, Q5 45 TFSI quattro, Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport, Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport and Q5 50 TDI quattro S line.

Audi Q5 is manufactured at the Audi San José Chiapa site in Mexico, which derives 100 per cent of its power from renewable energy resources, generated by a photovoltaic plant in Chihuahua, Mexico.

New Audi Q5 range will be available in Audi dealerships in early 2021, and will also be available to order through the Audi online purchase platform at

Q5 40 TDI quattro: $68,900
Q5 45 TFSI quattro 183kW: $69,600
Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport 150kW: $74,900
Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport 183kW: $76,600
Q5 40 TDI quattro Launch Edition 150kW: $78,300
Q5 45 TFSI quattro Launch Edition 183kW: $80,800
Q5 50 TDI quattro S line 201kW: $89,600
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Audi dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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