The Q5, flagship SUV from Audi, entered the third generation in 2018. For the 2020 Audi Q5, we won’t see too many changes on the base model. But, the most popular crossover in the lineup will see some additions. As the pioneer of its generation, the SUV will introduce novelties which will be used for other models later. The hybrid version is on the way and it is the major change for 2020 model.
Some other cosmetic modifications will be notable as well. The company is working on the new infotainment system. With every new model the safety is better. That is why many family men are planning to buy 2020 Audi Q5. All in all, this compact luxury SUV will be very competitive on the market.
2020 Audi Q5 Specs
The 2020 Audi Q5 will keep its engine lineup. Well, buyers in the United States are not going to see the diesel unit. Across the ocean, European customers are eligible to purchase Q5 with such drivetrain. On the other hand,
The only drivetrain for the 2020 Audi Q5 will be a 2.0-liter unit. This engine was available in last year’s offer. Now, it is the single option for the upcoming SUV. The company will drop a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 for now on. Instead, we will see Q5 as a hybrid. Existing petrol engine is good for 260 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Engineers boosted its outputs. However, fuel economy remains around 25 mpg.
2020 Audi Q5 Diesel
In Europe, the 2020 Audi Q5 will use a diesel engine. It is a 3.0-liter TDI unit, capable to create 280 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The bigger diesel mill is consuming less fuel. At the same time, it can tow more. The reason why it is not available on the US soil is simple – too many emissions. Also, Audi is facing consequences over the scandal with fake reports. This harms the popularity of diesel SUVs and other vehicles in North America.
2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid
Instead of a 3.0-liter unit, the German carmaker will launch their Q5 quattro hybrid concept into production. Well, European buyers will see it as well, but after the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid hits the US salons. This system combines a 2.0-liter engine with electric battery instead of turbocharger. This leads to worse power output, but much better fuel economy. While we know the Q5 Hybrid is about to deliver 211 hp, we still don’t have mpg figures.
2020 Audi Q5 Redesign
The new generation of the compact SUV started in 2018. After a year or two, no big changes are on the way. All we will see is small tuning. The company could refresh the lineup with some new package of equipment. Besides that, all changes will be related to hybrid model.
Whatsoever, this version needs specific equipment, though. A monitor that keeps eye on hybrid system, with unique gauges and dashboard are definitely on the way. However, the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid could borrow some elements from A3 e-tron hatchback.
2020 Audi Q5L and SQ5
The new generation of the Q5 compact crossover brought a new version. Extended SUV called 2020 Audi Q5L will upgrade it further. The German carmaker seems to compete with Lexus RX 350L. Well, it is just a matter of time when we will see more companies launching similar vehicles. Also, we are waiting for the new 2020 Audi SQ5 performance-oriented SUV. It will come sooner or later, but the company is not unveiling plans about it.
2020 Audi Q5 Release Date
The 2020 Audi Q5 is coming during next year. The SUV is probably hitting the showrooms late in 2019, while it will have a premiere earlier. Without too many new features to show, it will come pretty much quietly. On the other hand, the debut of the new hybrid version should be a spectacle. Some of the big car show in the United States will host its premiere. The first appearance the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid could have at NAIAS 2019 or at New York Auto Show.