Audi has refreshed its Q5 mid-size luxury SUV for the 2020, boosting standard equipment while keeping pricing static across the line-up.
Kicking off at $65,900 before on-road costs and $66,900 for the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI ‘design’ grades, the base diesel and petrol Q5s are now equipped with 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels, lane-keep assist and high-beam assist as standard, while the multimedia system has also been upgraded to include navigation plus and MMI touch support.
The base design variants also gain a wireless smartphone charger and two rear-seat USB ports.
Stepping up to the sport ‘trim’ will set buyers back $71,600, $73,500 and $84,700 for the 40 TDI, 45 TFSI and 50 TDI respectively, while added standard equipment includes a panoramic glass sunroof, surround-view monitor, auto-dimming side mirrors and heated front seats.
Meanwhile, the 50 TDI sport also gains an ‘S line’ bodykit and ‘Milano’ leather interior upholstery.
As before, the flagship of the Q5 range is the $99,900 SQ5 TFSI, which adds metallic paint, panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen sound system, head-up display and increased front-seat adjustment.
Powering 40 TDI variants is a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, while the 45 TFSI versions use a same-sized petrol engine producing 185kW/370Nm.
Both 40 TDI and 45 TFSI Q5s send drive to all four wheels via seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the 50 TDI and SQ5 are both fitted with 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engines, in diesel and petrol forms respectively, which output 210kW/620Nm and 260kW/500Nm to all four wheels via an eight-speed torque convertor automatic transmission.
Audi product planning boss Shawn Ticehurst said the updates to the Q5 line-up are a result of customer feedback.
“We’ve listened to the priorities of our customers,” he said. “We had an opportunity to further improve the Q5 and SQ5 as a package, and so we looked at their priorities to help shape how we achieved that.
“We think owners will be delighted with our new offer – the Audi Q5 and SQ5 have never been stronger.”
Audi’s Q5 competes directly against other mid-size premium SUVs such a the Mercedes-Benz GLC which was recently refreshed with a plug-in powertrain, the BMW X3 that now has a full-fat M-tuned flagship, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Volvo XC60.