The Audi Q5 is one of the most popular models in the Audi family. We appreciate its sporty and elegant silhouette, its performance as well as its long list of equipment. But the Q5 adds a new string to its bow with an all-new version: the 2021 Q5 Sportback, which will make its debut in the spring of 2021 in Quebec, notably at Audi Lauzon, your Audi dealer in Laval and the reference in the Greater Montreal area, near the North Shore!
This new Audi luxury SUV will turn many heads along the way… starting with yours! And while Audi Canada hasn’t yet announced a price range for the 2021 Q5 Sportback or a release date, we know enough for now to paint a pretty accurate picture of what to expect.
If you need an SUV but like the sporty look of coupes, you will love the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback! Almost identical in size to the conventional Q5—it is 7 millimeters longer—the Q5 Sportback has a more dynamic top and a more rounded shape than its cousin. You will also notice that the roof rack is missing but rest assured: it is available as an option.
As for the entire rear end up to the B-pillar, it sports an all-new design, which is different from the original Q5.
The other design features of the Q5 Sportback include a Singleframe front grille with air intakes on both sides, OLED taillamps and an all-new rear bumper with a diffuser, among other things.
While the European market has a wide range of engines to choose from for its Q5 Sportback, it’s a different story here. Indeed, only two motors will be offered when it arrives in the metropolitan region. Hence, you could find the same 261-hp, 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 273 lb-ft of torque under the hood of the « regular » Q5 Sportback; and if you opt for the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback TFSI e, you’ll get a hybrid powertrain that generates 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Moreover, you will enjoy standard all-wheel-drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. You’ll also find a standard sport suspension. But if you prefer, you will be able to opt for an adaptive air suspension.
The latter will allow you to lower the rear end of the SUV by 55 millimetres, which might come in handy if you need to load or unload the trunk. The vehicle can also be raised by 45 millimetres, making it easier to travel on rougher roads.
Moreover, it’s rumoured that a 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback will also be available at a later date, and that it will offer an even sportier ride thanks to its powerful 3.0-litre V6 engine with 349 horsepower, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Roomy and versatile interior
The cabin of the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback is identical to that of the Q5 and will offer you all the convenience and technologies you already find inside the conventional version of the Audi SUV. What is more, the rear trunk boasts a cargo volume of 510 litres, and if you fold down the back seats, you’ll have access to nearly 1,500 litres for your luggage.
Normally, you will also enjoy the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, Apple CarPlay, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and other features such as heated seats, climate control and even more, depending on the version you choose.
Finally, you’ll be able to equip the Q5 Sportback with the same safety features found in the Q5:
- Traffic sign recognition,
- Detection of hands on the steering wheel,
- Audi pre-sense front,
- Adaptive cruise control,
One thing is certain: the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, which will be for sale here, will be hugely successful on the market when it arrives in the metropolitan area! If you want to find out more about it or its hybrid variant, the 2021 Q5 Sportback TFSI e, come see us at Audi Lauzon as soon as today! We are located in Laval, on the North Shore, in the Greater Montreal area.
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