Audi adds to its fleet of Sportsback coupé-style SUVs, with the mid-sized Q5, expected to arrive in the UK before summer 2021.
Much like its Q5 sibling, the Sportback is also packed with the latest technology and advanced driving features. It joins its other cousins, including the smaller Q3 Sportback and the all-electric e-Tron Sportback i1 Audi’s growing coupe-SUV line-up.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the Sportback sets itself apart with a more aggressive and sportier look. New design features include a rakish roofline, shallower rear windows, high mounted aggressive-looking bumpers, and a large single-frame honeycomb grille.
The new Sportback is 7 mm longer than a standard Q5, with overall dimensions being 4,690 in length from nose to tail and 1843 mm in width. It has the same 1386 mm height as the standard variant, but the top cuts downwards aggressively from the B-pillar to give the car its coupe look.
Audi offers a mouthful when it comes to the interiors of the car. With a massive 10.1-inch floating touch screen, every feature of the vehicle is within your reach. The company also offers the latest connectivity features and advanced infotainment systems, including Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. For the first time, OLED lighting technology has been incorporated to allow customers to choose three different lighting patterns for the taillights.
The Q5 Sportback is exceptionally spacious, which is not much of a surprise, considering it’s an SUV. It has 510 liters of trunk space, but with an optional feature of pushing the rear benches forwards, it can be increased to a maximum of 570 liters, which is more than enough for your weekend trips.
Moreover, Audi has laid particular emphasis on effortless performance and optimized driving comfort. As a result, the Q5 Sportback will receive an air suspension system with adjustable ride height and optional adaptive dampers.
The Q5 also packs in a lot of power with a turbocharged 2.0 liter TDI four-cylinder engine and 48-volt hybrid assistance producing a whopping 201 bhp and 400Nm of torque, paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox and Quatro all-wheel-drive system.
The company will reportedly develop a wide array of variants after the first launch, including another 2.0-liter TDI unit and two 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol.
According to reports, Audi will also introduce a six-cylinder TDI option at a later date, alongside a plug-in hybrid version. A sportier and advanced version includes the SQ5 Sportback, which will come up with a 3.0-liter TDI engine producing 342 bhp.
The brand new Q5 Sportback is expected to arrive in the United Kingdom before summer 2021, with prices starting around £45,000.