Audi Q5 SUV facelifted for 2020

Published: 29 June 2020

► 2020 Audi Q5 SUV arrives
► Mild tweaks to look and kit
► On sale in September from £43k

Audi has revealed a lightly-refreshed Q5 SUV for 2020, adding some new technology from other models and tweaking the engine range.

The Q5, according to Audi, is the brand’s best-selling SUV model, so this latest version is designed to keep that momentum up against the likes of the Mercedes GLC and BMW X3.

Audi Q5: engines and performance

All engines now have mild hybrid technology as standard, with four-cylinder versions getting a 12V system and the sixes a 48V system.

Q5 rear tracking

A 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel (badged 40 TDI) and a 261bhp 2.0-litre petrol (badged 45 TFSI) start off the range. Both engine variants come with quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. A revised TFSIe plug-in hybrid and a warm, diesel-powered SQ5 arrive later in the year. A six-cylinder V6 diesel has also been mentioned, but it’s unconfirmed if it will make it to the UK.

You mentioned some new tech…

Yes. The Q5 is the last Audi to receive the latest MMI infotainment system that does without a click wheel on the centre console. Instead, the 10.1-inch touchscreen is your central command unit with nav and digital radio included as standard. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit Plus is included as standard, too.

Q5 interior

The trim levels are Sport, S Line, Edition 1 (for a limited period) and Vorsprung. Top-shelf Vorsprung versions have adaptive air suspension instead of steel springs with adaptive dampers.

Audi has also tweaked the lighting systems, with revised matrix LED headlights and optional OLED lighting for the rear. Those OLED rear lights change daytime running signature depending on the drive mode, and glow automatically when the car is at a standstill if the car behind gets too close.

When can I buy one?

You can order your 2020 Q5 from July 2020, with the first deliveries coming in September. The base price is £42,950 for a 40 TDI Sport.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches