The facelifted Audi Q5 range (including the top-of-the-line SQ5) has finally debuted on South African shores, with the updated version of Ingolstadt’s premium midsize SUV boasting a sharper design and fresh tech and “a stronger Q identity”. See pricing below…

Audi Q5
The updated Q5 is 19 mm longer than the pre-facelift.

The most distinguishable exterior revisions made to the Q5 include a wider, shallower octagonal front grille and trapezoidal inserts for the side air vents. The LED headlamps now feature a new signature for the daytime-running lights. Round back, a new trim element spans the taillamp clusters, while the revised diffuser features a horizontal fin. Available for the first time in a Q5, the updated version is available with “next-generation” OLED lighting technology for the rear lamps. Two new exterior paint options have been added to the Q5’s colour palette. These include District Green and Ultra Blue.

In addition to standard level of specification, Audi South Africa offers the updated model in Advanced and S line trim. Advanced features, among others, chrome finish for the front grille. S line trim comprises, among others, a sportier honeycomb structure in the front grille and a chrome strip framing the rear diffuser. Both Advanced and S line spec include Audi’s high-gloss styling package as standard.

Audi Q5 interior
Freestanding 10,1-inch MMI touch display offers haptic feedback.

Inside, the freestanding MMI touch display, complete with haptic feedback, forms the focal point of the cabin. The 10,1-inch screen incorporates Audi’s third-generation Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB 3).

Three engine options are on offer: a 140 kW/400 N.m 2,0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel in the 40 TDI; a 183 kW/370 N.m 2,0-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol in the 45 TFSI, and a 3,0-litre V6 producing 260 kW and 500 N.m in the SQ5.

Audi SQ5
The SQ5 is priced at R1 208 000.

The refreshed Audi Q5 will officially go on sale from 1 September 2021. All models are sold with Audi South Africa’s five-year/100 000 km Audi Freeway maintenance plan.

Audi Q5 line-up:

Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro:                     R852 000

Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro Advanced:   R871 000

Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro S line:           R897 000

Audi Q5 45 TFSI quattro S line:          R947 000

Audi SQ5 TFSI quattro:                      R1 208 000