Expanding the growing coupe-inspired crossover segment, we call the coupe at the roadshow. Late on Friday, Audi unveiled its new Q5 Sportback, a versatile utility vehicle.
The biggest change between this model and the standard Q5 is, apparently, that roof. The top of the Sportback variant is gently tilted toward the rear, with the rear side windows tapping sharply into the rear. This change gives the vehicle a dramatic profile. Similarly, the backlight is perpendicular to match the downward angle of the lid.
Before, this new variantIt features a familiar octagonal single-frame grille, filled with a unique rhomboid system. Naturally, you can expect minor exterior changes to the front air inlets and bumpers based on the trim level and options packages. Offering a wide range of choices for drivers, the Audi Sportback comes in 12 different colors and a total of 18 to 21 inch wheel designs. The rear of the vehicle, digital And provide some interesting functions. Each lamp has three OLED panels with six fluorescent sections that can be controlled separately. This allows the driver to change the lighting signature or the vehicle may pose a risk to other motorists. For example, if another driver gets within 6.5 feet of its rear bumper, the vehicle can illuminate its taillights, which is a much more efficient announcement than a pair of Yosemite Sam mud folds.
The Q5 Sportback is 7 millimeters longer than its sibling, although the overall height and width of the engine are the same. In terms of aerodynamic performance, TheThe model is slightly slippery and the traction coefficient is 0.30.
But what is the capacity of the luggage? Well, despite that fashionable roof, the Q5 Sportback looks very versatile. It offers 18 cubic feet of luggage behind the second row seat, however, and offers the optional rear bench plus sliding, adjustable backrest, which can move forward to increase luggage space by 2.1 cubes in addition to the total 20.1. Folding that back, the Q5 Sportback gives you 52.3 cubic feet of trash-pulling room. Optional roof rails allow you to carry even more items. Cargo loading is a bit easier, this Audi comes standard with a power tailgate, and for extra money you can open it with the wave of your foot.
Q5 Sportbacks come standard with a very tight grip, which makes it smoother and more engaging to drive than the regular Q5. Adjustable tampers are also available, similar to the air suspension system, which offers a total adjustment range of 2.4 inches. This allowsTo increase its ground clearance to 1.8 inches for better road efficiency, however it is still unavoidable to try the Rubicon track in one of these. Like other air suspension-fitted shortcuts, this Audi can lower its body at speeds for advanced aerodynamics and drop the rear of the vehicle by pressing a button on the cargo hold, so loading or unloading complex cargo is easy.
Dynamic steering system will also be provided. It adjusts the steering ratio of the Q5 Sportback and the Power Assist based on driving conditions. Basically, it makes the tiller quicker and lighter at lower speeds for improved maneuverability and slower and heavier on the highway for better stability.
American drivers will have two powertrain options: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 261 lb-ft of torque on the standard model, and a 3.0-liter V6 with 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of good performance. SQ5. If these engines are familiar, they should be. The automaker is offering the same in the 2021 Q5.
Elsewhere, the Q5 Sportback will offer 201 hp and 295 lb-ft with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine in Europe. The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and quadro ultra all-wheel drive are part of its powertrain equation, a mild-hybrid system with a small lithium-ion battery that can recover power while braking to improve vehicle performance. With a dual-scale selective catalytic reduction system, this diesel engine must meet the latest European emission standards. Once introduced, the Sportback will be offered with other engines including petrol, diesel and a plug-in hybrid.
Not surprisingly, there is nothing shocking to report about the interior of the vehicle. Proudly on display is the automaker’s MIB 3 infotainment system. Audi’s ever-effective virtual cockpit is available, while the navigable MMI infotainment system is displayed on a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Like its luxury German rivals, the Q5 Sportback’s multimedia line also responds to voice commands, in this case, “Hey, Audi.” For extra money, you can also opt for Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System. In terms of driver-assist technology, this coupe comes standard with the Audi Free Sense City, which helps to avoid or reduce the intensity of low speed collisions. Features like Turn Assist, Swerve Assist, Cross-Traffic Assist and Exit Alert are all provided.
The 2021 Audi Q5 The Sportback is scheduled to go on sale in various international markets in the first half of next year. The vehicle will be built in Mexico, although examples sold in China will be collected from Audi’s complete knock-down equipment at the Changchun factory. What about pricing? Well, you guessed it. It’s not available yet, so wait.