Audi is accretion its SUV calendar with the 2021 Q5 Sportback, a sloping-roofline alternative of the Q5.
It will be mechanically agnate to the approved Q5, but it won’t be accessible with a plug-in-hybrid adaptation in the U.S.
The Q5 Sportback is accepted to access in mid-2021, and a added performance-oriented SQ5 Sportback is coming, too.
Automakers are authoritative abiding that SUV buyers get what they want, and now, buyers who appetite an Audi Q5 with a angled roofline will be able to get one. To be alleged the Audi Q5 Sportback, this all-new crossover is mechanically actual agnate to the approved Q5 but has a sleeker and sportier attending to it acknowledgment to that new roofline.
The 2021 Q5 Sportback will be powered by the aforementioned turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 261 application and 273 lb-ft of torque begin in the Q5, and the SQ5 Sportback will additionally accept the 3.0-liter six-cylinder agent with 349 application and 369 lb-ft of torque which is the the SQ5. The 2.0-liter agent will be akin to a seven-speed automated manual and the 3.0-liter will get an eight-speed automated – both of which will avenue ability to all four auto with Audi’s quattro system. Unlike in the accepted Q5, Audi says a constituent amalgam powertrain will not be offered on the Sportback archetypal in the U.S.
Also different to the Q5 Sportback is that the adventurous S-Line exoteric will appear as accepted in the U.S., which brings with it a different grille and advanced and rear diffuser. The OLED taillight architecture on the Q5 Sportback will additionally alter from that on the accepted Q5. Nonetheless, the better aberration is the roofline, which should affect little above the bulk of accumulator amplitude in the interior.
A 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a 12.3-inch apparatus display, and a head-up affectation are all standard. The alternative adaptive air abeyance can acclimatize the ride acme by up to 2.4 inches.
Audi is far from abandoned in adopting the sloped-roof analysis on its SUVs: the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class SUV and the GLC coupe, as able-bodied as the BMW X3 and X4, all appear to mind. The Q5 Sportback will go arch to arch with the GLC auto and the X4 especially, forth with the accessible Infiniti QX55, already it goes on auction against the average of 2021.