The all-new 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will join the company’s lineup of crossovers and SUVs. This model is based on the last-gen Q5 and it will wear a sloping rear roofline design. It comes in a coupe-like form and it looks incredible. German manufacturer confirmed this model and its release should happen later this year.
However, the COVID-19 outbreak is making things difficult for the automakers so everything is possible. The interior will offer a lot of luxury and expect plenty of sportiness on the inside and the outside. Besides the impressive look and modern interior, Q5 Sportback will feature some sort of electrification, most likely a hybrid. However, the all-electric version is also on the cards.
2021 Q5 Sportback Exterior Refreshments
So far, we’ve seen spy photos of the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback. Now, the latest renderings, based on the spy shots are available as well. As we can see, it is a very sporty model with impressive styling. The first-ever Q5 Sportback will compete against BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe models. THE regular Q5 model is getting various upgrades for 2021. Some of these upgrades will become available on the Sportback variant as well.
That includes Quattro’s new headlights and taillights. Moreover, the rear will wear a nice-looking long strip and a LED line that covers the complete width of the tailgate. The sporty appearance is visible at first glance and aerodynamics are looking perfect. Q3 Sportback arrived with a lot of excitement and Q5 Sportback will surely introduce even more novelties.
On the inside, you can expect more minor upgrades. The arriving Q5 will get mid-cycle refreshments. As for the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, expect slightly more updates. That includes sportier seats and a unique steering wheel. Moreover, new upholstery is a must, along with the numerous red accents across the whole cabin. A 10.1-inch touchscreen and updated MMI infotainment system are very certain.
We are still waiting for the official info. You can surely expect a new interior color scheme, better sound system, and various driver-assistance aids. The layout of the interior won’t change at all and optionally, you can get a wireless phone charging system and leather upholstery.
Hybrid or All-Electric Sportback?
THE regular Q5 model will ride on a 2.0-liter engine with 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, this unit is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. As for the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, its engine options are not available yet. We are not sure if this model will get more power over its base trim level. However, Audi confirmed some sort of electrification.
The manufacturer plans to offer four all-new plug-in hybrid models and Q5 Sportback is one of them. On the other hand, Audi announced five new all-electric models. Surely, Q5 Sportback is a good candidate for this sort of electrification. However, we predict a 48-volt mild-hybrid system as the most likely outcome.
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Price and Release Date
The price of the brand-new 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback will start at around $50,000. According to our sources, the regular Q5 model should become available for about $43,000. Official reveal has been re-scheduled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That also means the arrival of this crossover could happen at some point during 2021.