The 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback rolls off the assembly line at the San José Chiapa plant in Mexico. The automaker will launch it in the USA in the first half of next year.
This is a coupe with dynamic lines for those who seek not only for bold design and technical innovations, but also for sportiness and high everyday utility.
Speaking of innovations, we can’t help mentioning the next-generation OLED lighting technology (on the SQ5 models), the third-gen modular infotainment system (MIB 3); a display-based Audi virtual cockpit, a head-up display; a multifunction steering wheel, the MMI navigation plus infotainment system paired with a 10.1-inch touch display; the Audi phone box and the Bang and Olufsen sound system.
The Audi Q5 Sportback’s home screen is customizable. Many settings are put into individual user profiles and stored online on the myAudi customer portal.
The model offers numerous driver assist systems: adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, standard Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear, lane departure warning and parking system plus, etc.
In the cabin of the new Q5 Sportback, Audi offers the standard rear seat bench plus with adjustable seat back angles: you can shift it laterally and slide forward. It provides enhanced comfort for rear passengers. A power tailgate comes standard as well.
A 2.0-liter TFSI engine and a 12-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle system deliver 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The SQ5 Sportback uses a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 with 349 hpand 369 lb-ft.
A long-wheelbase version recently debuted at the Beijing Auto Show. Audi will build it in China for that market.
A shorter-wheelbase Q5 Sportback will be available as the only variant for buyers in North America. Sales start there in H1 2021. As for the Sportback’s cost, expect a premium over $43,300 – the starting price of the standard Q5.