The 2021 Audi Q5 will be launched on November 23, and bookings for the SUV have already commenced
Audi India has finally announced the launch date for the 2021 Audi Q5 facelift, which will go on sale in the country on November 23, 2021. Audi globally unveiled the facelifted Q5 back in June 2020, and the SUV was expected to be launched much sooner, however, the company had to postpone the launch due to challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker began the local assembly of the updated Q5 in India back in October, and bookings for the SUV have also commenced for a token amount of ₹ 2 lakh.
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— Audi India (@AudiIN) November 9, 2021
We have already driven the new Audi Q5, and you can find our detailed review on the carandbike website. The updated Q5 comes to our market as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and is assembled at Audi’s parent company, VW Group’s Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. In fact, the Audi Q5 moniker is coming back to India after a hiatus of about 18 months. The pre-facelift Audi Q5, which was a BS4 model, hasn’t been on sale in India since April 2020. The 2021 model will be offered in two trims – Premium Plus and Technology.
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Visually, the 2021 Audi Q5 comes with a new, larger single-frame grille with chrome borders, along with vertical slats also finished in chrome, and a silver skid plate. The SUV also gets larger foglamp housings, which are finished in black, along with silver roof rails and side skirts. In terms of exterior features, it gets a pair of revised full-LED headlamps, with new LED daytime running lamps. The SUV also gets 19-inch 5 double-spoke star style alloy wheels, along with brand new LED taillights.
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Inside, the Q5 now gets a refreshed cabin featuring black on the dash and Okapi brown on the seats. Of course, Audi will offer more trim options and customisation choices. The luxury SUV comes with a new steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and a tonne of storage options. Audi has also equipped the Q5 with the 3rd generation Modular Infotainment Platform or MIB 3. The system is equipped with a 10.1-inch display, which is standard. Other expected features include – wireless phone charger, Audi Park Assist, Comfort key with sensor-controlled boot-lid operation, Audi Exclusive Inlays in Black Piano Lacquer, Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus, B&O Premium 3D Sound System.
Under the hood, the India-spec 2021 Audi Q5 will come with a 2.0-litre 45 TFSI petrol engine that makes 247 bhp and 370 Nm of peak torque. The engine also comes with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system with brake energy recuperation. The motor comes mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic dual-clutch gearbox and will get the Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) system as standard.
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