And they did with the likes of the Q3 Sportback and e-tron. Now the Q5 joins the party.
The result is this beautiful Q5 Sportback, based on the recently upgraded Q5 and set to become available as a 2021 model. It has this new front with different intakes and headlights, interior layout with the new 10.1” touchscreen with split-screen capability and that coupeish rear roofline.
In terms of powering options, there will be several, but with no confirmations if all of them will come to our shores. The European version starts off with a 2 L I4 TDI diesel with 150 kW and 400 Nm of torque and a mild hybrid system. It sends the push to the wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The next option will be a less powerful diesel with 120 kW and, expectedly, a 210 kW 3 L V6 TDI which is aimed at making fuel efficiency fun. Just the torque should be enough for that.
If you are more into petrol versions, you’ll be pleased to know that the stylish Audi has your back. The Q5 Sportback will also get two I4 2 L petrol engines with 150 kW and 195 kW respectively.
However, Audi also plans to add more powering options to the Q5 Sportback. Two plug-in hybrids are planned, but with no official figures yet. Similarly, an SQ5 Sportback is also announced, adding heaps of sportiness to the style.
There is no manual option for any of the versions and only the least powerful diesel can be specced with FWD – all the other versions come with AWD as standard. Speaking of options, you can have the standard suspension, sports suspension or optional air suspension.
While being the 2021 model, the Q5 Sportback will come to Australia in late 2021. Will it be more popular than the standard Q5 we all know and love?