The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover and its derivatives this fall will add extra power to the base engine, improved infotainment and driver-assist systems and exterior styling changes.
Audi's update of its top-selling U.S. model adds a 12-volt mild-hybrid system to its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, boosting output by 13 hp over the outgoing model to deliver 261 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. A plug-in hybrid version boosts output to 362 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful SQ5 keeps its existing V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission.